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Thursday, November 12
 

8:30am PST

FFmpeg Art School
An exhilarating, interactive journey into the depths of digital media manipulation and computer programming: THIS is FFmpeg Art School. Billed as “a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert, and stream audio and video,” FFmpeg has become an indispensable tool of media preservation. For many in our field, messing around with FFmpeg creatively has also led to a better understanding of digital media anatomy. But FFmpeg can be tricky stuff. During this workshop, attendees will learn the ins-and-outs of FFmpeg by using modifiable scripts to create original works of video art, which will either be pastiches of existing works, or completely unique. Practically-oriented – but focused on fun – beginner, intermediate, and advanced participants with a basic understanding of command line tools are all invited to attend. The workshop will conclude with a virtual show and tell in which attendees will be invited to share their work with the class.

Note:
Due to the technical nature of this webinar we have fairly specific technical requirements to best experience this workshop. If you're unable to meet these requirements please do not sign up for the webinar. Instead, you can watch a recording of the webinar that we will provide to the AMIA community.

Required:
Mac Operating System: macOS 10.13 or above OR Windows Operating System: Windows 10
Admin privileges OR A working installation of FFmpeg version 4 or above

Recommended:
A second screen OR a second device that can stream zoom (iPad, phone, tablet)


Speakers
avatar for Ben Turkus

Ben Turkus

New York Public Library
Benjamin H. Turkus is the Assistant Manager of Audio and Moving Image Preservation at NYPL. He's an adjunct professor at New York University, where he holds an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation. Previously, he was the Preservation Project Manager at the Bay Area Video... Read More →
avatar for Genevieve Havemeyer-King

Genevieve Havemeyer-King

New York Public Library
Genevieve Havemeyer-King is the Media Preservation Coordinator at the New York Public Library, where she facilitates mass digitization of the Library's audiovisual research collections. She is also a projectionist and analog liquid light artist, collaborating with musicians and expanded... Read More →
avatar for Morgan Morel

Morgan Morel

Bay Area Video Coalition
Morgan is Manager of BAVC’s Preservation Department, where he works to provide equitable access to preservation transfers of work by artists, activists, film makers and community members. In his free time he creates video art using analog and digital workflows, and is excited to... Read More →
avatar for Nick Krabbenhoeft

Nick Krabbenhoeft

New York Public Library
Nick Krabbenhoeft manages the digital preservation program at NYPL and teaches digital curation classes at the Pratt Institute. He's interested in automation, OAIS, improving workflows, and teaching those topics.


Thursday November 12, 2020 8:30am - 1:00pm PST
Zoom

11:00am PST

Applying AI and NLP Tools to A/V Archival Material
This workshop addresses recent efforts in artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) to help archives, libraries, and museums both manage and enhance their A/V content. Specifically, we describe applications being developed within two multimedia AI platforms, AMP and CLAMS. AMP (Audiovisual Metadata Platform) is an open source software platform that leverages automated machine learning-based tools together with human expertise to build workflows to create and augment metadata for AV resources to improve discovery, rights determination, and use.The CLAMS platform (Computational Linguistic tools for Multimedia Services) is an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project to help create better metadata for audiovisual collections. We have been working with the American Archive and WGBH to create workflows for AI and NLP tools to help with search, navigation, and discovery over their A/V content.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Cariani

Karen Cariani

GBH Archives
Karen Cariani is The David O. Ives Executive Director of the GBH Archives and GBH Project Director for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, a collaboration with the Library of Congress to preserve and provide a centralized on-line access to content created by public media... Read More →
avatar for Maria Whitaker

Maria Whitaker

Indiana University
Maria joined the Indiana University Libraries in 2015 as the Head of the Digital Media Software Development team within Library Technologies. In this capacity, she is the Product Owner for AMP and the Scrum Master for Avalon, managing the IU developers assigned to both these projects... Read More →
avatar for Shawn Averkamp

Shawn Averkamp

AVP
Shawn Averkamp has specialized in data management and digital library development since 2007. Her work as a Senior Consultant at AVP has focused on exploring creative, user-focused solutions to a wide range of data challenges, from leading experimentation and assessment of machine... Read More →
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Angus L'Herrou

Brandeis University
avatar for James Pustejovsky

James Pustejovsky

Brandeis University
James Pustejovsky holds the TJX Felberg Chair in Computer Science at Brandeis University, where he directs the Lab for Linguistics and Computation, and chairs both the Program in Linguistics and the Computational Linguistics MS Program. He conducts research in computational linguistics... Read More →
avatar for Jon W. Dunn

Jon W. Dunn

Indiana University Libraries
Jon W. Dunn is Assistant Dean for Library Technologies in the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, where he oversees IT development and operations, including technical support, systems administration, software development, digital preservation, and digital collections services... Read More →
avatar for Kelley Lynch

Kelley Lynch

Brandeis University
Kelley is a Ph.D. student at Brandeis University working on the CLAMS Project.
avatar for Kyeongmin Rim

Kyeongmin Rim

Brandeis University
Kyeongmin Rim Kyeongmin Rim is a PhD student working on computational semantics. After working at an industry-leading NLP company in Korea, he returned to academia and finished his MA in Computational Linguistics at Brandei, exploring semantic frame structures and crowdsourcing annotation... Read More →
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Marc Verhagen

Brandeis University


Thursday November 12, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm PST
Zoom
 
Monday, November 16
 

1:00pm PST

Oral History Committee Meeting
Interested AMIA attendees are all welcome to join -- the AMIA Oral History Committee Meeting! The OH Committee provides a forum for those interested in the intersection between moving image archives and oral history. The committee was founded in 2019 and has been meeting semi-regularly (on Zoom) since last year’s conference hosting presentations and discussions of practice. The committee meeting during the conference will be devoted to catching up with one another and helping each other prepare for an engaging AMIA 2020 Conference. We are also open to discussing plans for committee activities and possible conference programming for both the April & November 2021 conferences. Will also discuss agenda for a follow up meeting in early December meeting with four of our expert colleagues on different topics pertaining to OH platforms, tools, and methods useful in these times.

Zoom:  https://oscars.zoom.us/j/390186973?pwd=eFBYWE9qTzNmVXQ2MzNYMkd3ZXdudz09
Meeting ID: 390 186 973 | Passcode: 469949

Speakers
avatar for Casey Davis Kaufman

Casey Davis Kaufman

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Casey Davis Kaufman (she/her) is Associate Director of the GBH Archives and Project Manager for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In her role, Casey supports a team that includes a repository manager, web developers, outreach staff, and paid interns to undertake collections... Read More →
avatar for Teague Schneiter

Teague Schneiter

Sr. Manager of Oral History Projects, AMIA Board & Academy Foundation
Teague Schneiter is Sr. Manager of the Academy Foundation's Oral History Projects dept, an initiative that records, collects and preserves interviews with filmmakers. She has an MA in Preservation &Presentation of the Moving Image Uni. of Amsterdam. Since 2017 she has served on the... Read More →


Monday November 16, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Zoom

4:00pm PST

Copyright Committee Meeting
All AMIA attendees are welcome to join the AMIA Copyright Committee zoom meeting. We are a diverse group with backgrounds in or just interest in copyright and legal issues pertaining to archivists. We welcome newcomers to attend and suggest topics of discussion for the coming year and also discuss challenges and questions they may have about copyright law generally.

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/7652580392


Speakers
avatar for Jenni Matz

Jenni Matz

Television Academy Foundation
Jenni Matz is the Director of The Television Academy Foundation Interviews, where she has worked as an archivist and producer for 13+ years. She received her MLIS from Simmons College, and her JD from Southwestern Law University. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and member... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Aufderheide

Patricia Aufderheide

Center for Media and Social Impact
Patricia Aufderheide is University Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. She founded the School's Center for Media & Social Impact, where she continues as Senior Research Fellow. Her books include Reclaiming Fair... Read More →


Monday November 16, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Zoom
 
Tuesday, November 17
 

8:30am PST

AMIA 2020 Welcome & Opening Keynote Conversation with Margaret Bodde
Join us as we officially open AMIA's first virtual conference!  As we open the conference we are excited to present the 2020 Silver Light Award to Mona Jimenez, followed by a Keynote Conversation with Margaret Bodde, Executive Director of The Film Foundation. 

The Keynote is a conversation with Margaret Bodde, Executive Director of The Film Foundation since 1991, and Cecilia Cenciarelli, a director of the Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival in Bologna and in charge of research and special projects at the Cineteca di Bologna since 2000. The Film Foundation, celebrating its 30th anniversary, is dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. By working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has helped to restore over 850 films, which are made accessible to the public through programming at festivals, museums, and educational institutions around the world. The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project has restored 42 films from 25 different countries representing the rich diversity of world cinema. The foundation's free educational curriculum, The Story of Movies, teaches young people - over 10 million to date - about film language and history. In 2017, the African Film Heritage Project was launched to identify, preserve and disseminate 50 significant African films, working in partnership with the Pan-African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI) and UNESCO. Margaret Bodde has also produced many of Scorsese’s documentary films, including Rolling Thunder Revue (2019), The 50 Year Argument (2014), George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011), Public Speaking (2010), No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005), and the PBS series The Blues (2003). Prior to joining Scorsese, Bodde worked in marketing and distribution at Miramax Films and as a preservation officer at the Library of Congress. 

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Bodde

Margaret Bodde

Executive Director, The Film Foundation
The Film Foundation, celebrating its 30th anniversary, is dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. By working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has helped to restore over 850 films, which are made accessible to the public through programming... Read More →
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Cecilia Cenciarelli

Director, Il Cinema Ritrovato Festiva
Cecilia is the director of Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival in Bologna and in charge of research and special projects at the Cineteca di Bologna since 2000.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 8:30am - 9:45am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Poster: DPOE-N: Relaunching the Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network
“DPOE-N: Relaunching the Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network,” will present the work underway at Pratt Institute and New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program on the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Network (DPOE-N): a network of training resources available to cultural heritage professionals in the United States and US territories with a significant focus on outreach. Pratt and NYU took over DPOE from the Library of Congress in 2018, thanks to a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation in 2020, they have resumed operations on this important initiative. This poster will highlight the initiative of DPOE-N to provide funding and support to cultural heritage professionals and institutions for digital preservation training, as well as emergency hardware support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Barsan (she/her)

Erin Barsan (she/her)

Program Coordinator, Pratt Institute
Erin Barsan is an archivist based in New York. She currently works at the Pratt Institute School of Information as Program Coordinator of the Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network (DPOE-N): a Mellon-funded initiative that seeks to provide funding and support to cultural... Read More →
avatar for Hilary Wang

Hilary Wang

Graduate Student, Pratt Institute School of Information
Hilary Wang is an artist and Pratt Institute School of Information MSLIS candidate. She is the Guggenheim Museum Born-Digital Archives Fellow and a former Graduate Fellow at Barnard College Archives and Special Collections. Hilary is an active member of the Art Library Students... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Poster: Oral History Metadata: Lessons from a Wildfire Oral History
Transcription work can take six or more hours for each single hour of recording. By planning what metadata should be created, access points for an oral history can still be maintained even when there is neither time or budget for transcriptions. Dividing the history into chapters that are five to ten minutes, provides much more manageable segments for researchers; also useful is timestamping the questions asked of the narrator, though this is much more dependent upon the interviewer. Another goal was to capture locations discussed in each history. GeoNames proved a useful controlled vocabulary for this. Being crowdsourced, users are able to input any location they wish with appropriate coordinates and other details. This provides a level of granularity that is not present in other resources; specific roads and buildings can be noted that highlight the route of narrators and crucial locations post fire like relief centers.

Speakers
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Drew Edwards

University of Tennessee Libraries


Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Poster: Reassessment and Deselection Strategy: "Farmers of the Sea" Case Study
In mid-2019, the Oregon State University Valley Library began preparations to move the collections stored at an old off-site storage facility, set for demolition, to a new facility. The audiovisual collections were first temporarily moved to the library for reassessment, as identifying the materials appropriate for retention and for deselection would improve access to the collection. In this context, I’m reassessing the production elements of "Farmers of the Sea" (Jim Larison, 1984), a 16mm film documenting aquaculture practices in the US and abroad. By focusing on the approach, challenges, and preliminary findings of the project, this poster will inform and ignite conversation on audiovisual reassessment and deselection with other professionals going through similar processes at their institutions, especially at academic archives, and the larger community.

Speakers
avatar for Valeria Dávila Gronros

Valeria Dávila Gronros

Oregon State University Libraries and Press
Valeria Dávila Gronros is a graduate student at the University of Alabama, where she is pursuing a Master of Library and Information Studies degree with a focus on audiovisual archiving. In addition to her BA in Cinematography from Fundación Universidad del Cine, Valeria earned... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Poster: Researching the Evolution of Native American Representation in Public Broadcasting
Native Narratives: The Representation of Native Americans in Public Broadcasting, a forthcoming American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) online exhibit, explores how Native American peoples and cultures have been represented both in non-Native-produced and Native-created public broadcasting programs in the AAPB collection. This poster, “Researching the Evolution of Native American Representation in Public Broadcasting,” summarizes the research behind the exhibit such as the origins and continued pervasiveness of Native American stereotypes; public news coverage of the United States policies of termination, tribal restoration and urban relocation; the history of Native owned-and- operated public broadcasting companies; and the types of media made by and for Native Americans.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Smith

Sally Smith

UNC School of Information and Library Science
Sally Smith is a current MSLS student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of a forthcoming exhibit for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting on the representation of Native Americans in public broadcasting. She previously worked as a student assistant... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Developing Knowledge and Economies of Scale through Statewide Preservation Projects
Organizations and communities around the world contain significant audiovisual collections documenting their political and cultural landscapes. Public media stations in New Mexico and Kansas, along with the collaboration of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting have developed new, innovative models for statewide preservation consortia projects, together securing nearly $1,000,000 in funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources to realize them. In this panel discussion, representatives from New Mexico PBS, KMUW Wichita, the Library of Congress, WGBH and CLIR will present on successful models for highly impactful statewide digitization projects. By taking a holistic approach to digitization, preservation, public access and subsequent use, and by harnessing the expertise of AV archivists, content producers, historians, and the communities their collections document, these projects will facilitate ‘knowledge of scale’ as well as economies of scale, raising the threshold for impact while saving in costs gained through increased participation and scope.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Gevinson

Alan Gevinson

Library of Congress
Alan Gevinson, Special Assistant to the Chief of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center at the Library of Congress, is the Library’s project director for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. He received a Ph.D. in History from Johns Hopkins University, has taught... Read More →
avatar for Casey Davis Kaufman

Casey Davis Kaufman

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Casey Davis Kaufman (she/her) is Associate Director of the GBH Archives and Project Manager for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In her role, Casey supports a team that includes a repository manager, web developers, outreach staff, and paid interns to undertake collections... Read More →
avatar for Debra Fraser

Debra Fraser

KMUW
Debra Fraser is General Manager of KMUW, NPR for Wichita, Kansas. She has spent the past six years at KMUW seeking out and creating collaborations with the community, media and public broadcasting stations across the state. She spent 25 years in news and as station manager at the... Read More →
avatar for Joy M. Banks

Joy M. Banks

Council on Library and Information Resources
Joy M. Banks is a Program Officer at CLIR with primary responsibilities including the management and support of CLIR's regranting programs: Recordings at Risk and Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives. Her professional background weaves through the LAM world with experience... Read More →
avatar for Karen Cariani

Karen Cariani

GBH Archives
Karen Cariani is The David O. Ives Executive Director of the GBH Archives and GBH Project Director for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, a collaboration with the Library of Congress to preserve and provide a centralized on-line access to content created by public media... Read More →
avatar for Michael Kamins

Michael Kamins

New Mexico PBS
Michael Kamins is the Project Director for the New Mexico Public Media Digitization Project. This project is an innovative statewide preservation and digitization project funded by a CLIR Hidden Collections grant. Michael is the Executive Producer for Arts and Cultural Affairs at... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage B

10:00am PST

Reports from the Field: Developing a Roadmap to Photochemical Film Materials
The photochemical process of motion picture production resulted in a wide variety of by-product material and intermediary elements. With these processes and methods of production ever-receding further from the current moving image landscape, it is important to document the motion picture processes and their resultant products. It is also important to evaluate the potential value of these materials in an archival world of limited resources: time, money, space. My presentation would cover my project as a work-in-progress. This project’s goal is to produce a glossary that would unify inconsistent vernacular vocabulary, describe how the element relates to the photochemical process, and describe the necessary archival considerations for evaluation. Come see what I have so far and let’s discuss how such a glossary would be of most service to our community: an AMIA webpage, a published pamphlet, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Harry

Ben Harry

Brigham Young University
Ben Harry earned a master’s degree in Moving Image Archive Studies from UCLA in 2006. Ben has worked previously for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the Library of Congress, and the Church History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His research... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage C

10:00am PST

Reports from the Field: FIAF Technical Commission: Update on Ongoing Projects
A short update on the current projects of the FIAF Technical Commission, including the Digital Statement (scanners, scanning, digital restoration, sound restoration and digital preservation), and the Minimum Viable Archiving project, which proposes the assembly of a "toolkit" of information and prototypes for smaller archives/new archives. A chance to connect FIAF TC and AMIA.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Gant

Anne Gant

Head of Film Conservation and Digital Access, Eye Filmmuseum
Anne is head of Film Conservation and Digital Access at Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and current head of the FIAF Technical Commission.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage C

10:00am PST

Reports from the Field: Nitrato Argentino (Argentine Nitrate): An Early and Southern Cinema History
Nitrato argentino, una historia del cine de los primeros tiempos (= Argentine nitrate, an early cinema history) is a preservation project held since 2016 on the Argentinian nitrate film collection at the Museo del Cine “Pablo Ducrós Hicken”. It is a book, an open access website, a catalogue and a series of exhibitions usually performed with live music. It is a project that brings both archival and academic approaches as well as curatorial strategies in order to retrieve new encounters between Argentinian early cinema and the general public.

Speakers
avatar for Carolina Cappa

Carolina Cappa

Independent
Carolina Cappa (Buenos Aires, 1982) is an audiovisual archivist and media professor. She has just published "Nitrato argentino, una historia del cine de los primeros tiempos" (Argentine nitrate, an early cinema history), an illustrated catalogue and a compilation of essays as well... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage C

11:15am PST

Contesting Archival Authority: Community Video Archives in Argentina
Community video archives have proven a fertile ground to challenge authority within the field of audiovisual preservation, taking over the preservation of a precious legacy of invaluable tapes that have registered key moments of our history, transforming social events, and fundamental cultural experiences. This paper will analyze a set of Argentinian video archives that have been created and managed by their own protagonists, all of which have had a great influence on Argentina's social and political development. In addition to dealing with topics that are not usually retrieved by official memory institutions, these archives offer great potential when considering participatory and heterarchical archival practices, as well as allowing for reflections elaborated from (and not only about) our own region.

Speakers
avatar for Mariela Cantú

Mariela Cantú

Arca Video Argentino
Mariela Cantú is an audiovisual archivist, artist, curator and researcher. She is dedicated to the field of audiovisual preservation, with a focus on video preservation. She holds a Master’s degree in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image (University of Amsterdam, The... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:15am - 11:45am PST
Stage B

11:15am PST

Hip Hop and Human-Computer Interaction with Citizen DJ
Citizen DJ is an experimental web browser application for creating hip hop music with Library of Congress free–to-use sound and moving image collections. By embedding these historic materials in hip hop music, users are encouraged to generatively and critically engage with A/V archives. Brian Foo, data artist, former b-boy, and a 2020 Library of Congress Innovator in Residence will discuss the philosophy and development of Citizen DJ. The open source tool uses machine learning to automatically generate sonically diverse samples from hundreds of hours of material. Jaime Mears, a Senior Innovation Specialist at LC Labs, will discuss the slow work of collection identification and rights clearance for explicit commercial use, as well as some of the broader implications for LC Labs machine learning experiments. The session will also include a brief tutorial and beat-making session with attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Leigh

Andrea Leigh

Library of Congress
Andrea Leigh is Moving Image Processing Unit Head at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation. Previously, she was a cataloger at the UCLA Film & Television Archive from 2000-2008, and held positions at the UCLA Library, Cal State University, Northridge... Read More →
avatar for Brian Foo

Brian Foo

American Museum of Natural History
Brian Foo is an artist and computer scientist working in libraries and museums with a focus on the visualization of large collections of information and media for the public. He is currently a data artist at the American Museum of Natural History where he designs interactive exhibits... Read More →
avatar for Jaime Mears

Jaime Mears

Library of Congress
Jaime Mears is a Senior Innovation Specialist at LC Labs within the Digital Strategy Directorate at the Library of Congress. She is the lead of the Innovator in Residence Program, an annual position that sponsors the creative use of Library digital collections through emerging practices... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Stage A

11:15am PST

Visit the Pavilion!
The Pavilion has gone virtual - and it's still a great hub of information!  Visit the booths, chat with exhibitors, download information, and see videos from our partners and sponsors.  In this session, you'll see some of the videos and Tech Talks featured in the individual booths - and use this time to visit the booths in the Pavilion!  And if you see one of our partners and sponsors online - just click their name and say hi!

Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Stage C

11:15am PST

Roundtable: Developing a Mentorship Program within AMIA!
Do you care deeply about mentorship? Mentorship relationships have been organically and informally created across the AMIA and the broader field since inception, however it was only this year that AMIA committed to developing a pilot mentorship program, specifically to support the career trajectories of the Diversity and Inclusion Fellows. AMIA now has a Mentorship Handbook, and a great interest in expanding the program! As we seek to expand the mentorship program, with the goal of enriching the lives and careers of mentorship participants (both mentees and mentors) by building communication, connection, cultural competency and joy in our professional community, we want to hear from you! This Roundtable also gives us the chance to begin a dialogue on how we collectively define the nature of the leadership needed to support future generations of AMIA leaders, and to solicit volunteers for a new Task Force.  

Please note that Roundtables are small group discussions, limited to 25 participants, and are on a first come/first served basis. Once the room limit is reached it will be closed. 


Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Zoom
  Roundtable
  • Meeting Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82567158573?pwd=T2tTS1JUWDhRa0dHT2ZDQUI4T0RZZz09 Meeting ID: 825 6715 8573 Passcode: 858262

11:45am PST

Archiving Activism: Audiovisual Materials in the Abbie Hoffman Papers
This presentation discusses audiovisual materials in the Abbie Hoffman Papers to draw connections between Hoffman's media-conscious approach to activism and protest, late 1960s video and television history, and pioneering television archivist Fay Schreibman McGrew.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Loos

Anne Loos

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Anne Loos earned her MSIS from University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information in May 2020. During her graduate studies, she gained experience in audiovisual archiving and preservation through her work as a film digitization volunteer at Texas State Library & Archives Commission... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:45am - 12:15pm PST
Stage B

12:20pm PST

Tour: Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Cente
Located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Culpeper, Virginia, the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center is where the Library of Congress provides underground storage for its moving image and audio collections, together with facilities for the acquisition, cataloging and preservation of all audio-visual formats. In this virtual tour, learn about the acquisition and processing of copyright deposit and gift collections, then take a virtual tour of film lab operations. NAVCC staff will be available to take your questions.

Speakers
avatar for David Gibson

David Gibson

Library of Congress
David Gibson is a Technician in the Moving Image section at the Library of Congress’ National Audio Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, Virginia. David joined the Library in 2006 after receiving a Master’s degree in Moving image Archive Studies from the University of California... Read More →
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Heather Linville

Library of Congress
Heather Linville is the Motion Picture Laboratory Supervisor at the Library of Congress’ National Audio Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC). Heather manages NAVCC’s film digitization and 35mm black and white photochemical operations. Prior to arriving at the Library in 2018, Heather... Read More →
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Jami Judge Almeida

Library of Congress
Jami Judge Almeida is a Technician in the Moving Image section at the Library of Congress’ National Audio Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, Virginia. Prior to joining the Library in 2009, she worked for the Las Vegas Clark County Library District, interned at CNN’s Washington... Read More →
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Kelly Chisholm

Library of Congress
Kelly Chisholm has worked in film archives on both coasts and has been employed at the Library of Congress NAVCC in Culpeper since 2009. She has been in her current position as Head of the Archival Unit in the Moving Image Section since 2019.
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Mike Mashon

Library of Congress
Mike Mashon is Head of the Library of Congress Moving Image Section. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and graduate of multiple Big State Universities, he came to the Library as Curator in 1998 before assuming his current position in 2005.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 12:20pm - 12:55pm PST
Zoom

1:00pm PST

Tech Talk: Digital Preservation in 2030
What could be some of the digital preservation issues faced by archives in the next decade? Linda Tadic outlines future trends, problems, and solutions those entrusted with preserving digital content will face during the next ten years.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Tadic

Linda Tadic

CEO, Digital Bedrock
Linda Tadic is Founder/CEO of Digital Bedrock, a managed digital preservation service that helps libraries, archives, museums, producers, studios, artists, and individuals preserve their digital content. She is also an adjunct professor in UCLA’s Moving Image Archive Studies program... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 1:00pm - 1:05pm PST
Stage A

1:00pm PST

Roundtable: Out of Range: Inherent Bias in Preserving Skin Tones
Broadcast range values are based on film color cards, but as leader ladies have shown us both film and video color and lighting values don't account for darker skin tones. This roundtable is an open discussion of preservation practices in film and video in accurately capturing skin tone values.

Please note that Roundtables are small group discussions, limited to 25 participants, and are on a first come/first served basis. Once the room limit is reached it will be closed. 

Speakers
avatar for Candace Ming

Candace Ming

Media Conservation and Digitization Specialist, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Candace Ming is the Media Conservation and Digitization Specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is a graduate of NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program. She is the former Project Manager/Archivist of the South... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Zoom
  Roundtable
  • Meeting Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84872313169?pwd=cVZhaXhXcEc1ZWdnWGJYZ2o1dDVqZz09 Meeting ID: 848 7231 3169 Passcode: 636443

1:00pm PST

Use it or Lose It: Local Television Collections In Action
In this lightning talk, local television archivists from across the United States will advocate for new and expanded uses of local television collections by user groups ranging from local historians and podcasters to K-12 educators, computer scientists, and sports enthusiasts. Part show-and-tell and part call-to-action, this session will address a major challenge to local television preservation wherein the ability to attract internal support and funding is predicated on proof of ‘use' and the ability to engage desired users is predicated on obtaining support and funding for digitization and access. Each speaker will share an example of how their local TV collections have been used and engage the audience with questions about engagement and outreach. The session will further the News/Documentary/Television Committee's goals of promoting and documenting local television use by making publicly available on the committee's webpage, the panelist examples and those generated by audience engagement throughout the conference.

Speakers
avatar for Ruta Abolins

Ruta Abolins

Director, Brown Media Archives, Brown Media Archives, University of Georgia
Ruta Abolins is the Director of the Brown Media Archive & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia. She has over 30 years of experience working in moving image and sound archives.
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Becca Bender

Rhode Island Historical Society
Becca Bender is the Film Archivist & Curator of Recorded Media at the Rhode Island Historical Society. She holds a master’s degree from NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program, and studied Film Production and Africana Studies as an undergraduate at Vassar College... Read More →
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Elizbeth Hansen

Texas Archive of the Moving iMsge
Elizabeth Hansen is the Interim Director of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. Returning to the organization after a seven-year hiatus, Hansen is focused on deepening the organization’s engagement with its users and contributors. Previously, she helped launch TAMI’s award-winning... Read More →
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Jim Duran

Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Jim Duran started with the Vanderbilt Television News Archive in 2018, coming from Boise State University where he spent 10 years in Special Collections and University Archives. He is the Director of the Archive and is also the Curator of Born-Digital collections. Duran has master’s... Read More →
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Laura Jean Treat

UC Santa Barbara
Laura Jean Treat is the Curator of Moving Image Collections and Film & Media Studies Librarian at UC Santa Barbara. She holds an MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin's School of Information. She is the Co-Chair of the News, Documentary, and Television Committee and the Local... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Stage B

1:05pm PST

The First Heritage Video Stored on DNA - A Case Study About the Future of Digital Storage
It is projected that by 2025, humanity will have outgrown our capacity to store the large volumes of data we create. In just 5 years, storing data sing spinning or solid-state disk drives will no longer be sustainable,
economically viable or environmentally responsible. DNA storage has the potential to vastly exceed capacity for writing disk and tape, but with dramatically smaller physical space, energy requirements and greatly increased stability. This is the first time two renowned international institutions, the International Olympic Committee and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, have used DNA to store video data and it is a world-first for Archives. In this presentation, Yasmin Meichtry, Associate Director of the
Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage and Jan Müller, CEO of the NFSA will demonstrate the potential of DNA as an archival storage mechanism. The presentation follows the joint pilot of how to store a video on DNA. The chosen video represents a significant moment in both Australian and Olympic history:
Cathy Freeman's gold winning run at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A meaningful and appropriate part of both the IOC's and NFSA's archives - defining the culture and values of Australia and the Olympics. Step by step, in this talk the IOC and NFSA will present the nature and background of the partnership, the process
of synthesising and preserving on DNA (in collaboration with a technology partner and university) and eventually: show how a digitally preserved video on DNA looks like.

Speakers
avatar for Jan Müller

Jan Müller

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Jan Müller is the CEO of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and also a member of the Advisory Board at Macquarie University Sydney, member of the Australian Broadband Advisory Council to the Australian Government and Chair of the recently established Australian Media... Read More →
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Yasmin Meichtry

Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage
Yasmin Meichtry is Associate Director at the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage. She is heading the heritage unit and responsible for all Olympic collections - artefacts/historical archives/photo/film/audio-visual from acquisition to conservation and valorisation and the... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 1:05pm - 2:00pm PST
Stage A

2:15pm PST

DeepFake Detection in the Age of Misinformation
The prevalence of inauthentic multimedia continues to rise. As machine learning tools and editing software improve and become easier to use, they enable almost anyone with a computer to alter images, videos, and audio. Some tools assist users in swapping one person's face for another in an image or video. Others allow users to alter an existing audio track or create a new audio track of a person speaking. The tools produce believable imagery and audio that deceive users into believing they are real. Such digitally manipulated content is referred to as DeepFakes. Although DeepFakes may be used for entertainment and comedy, they can also be used for nefarious purposes. To prevent dissemination of misleading information, we developed a set of methods to detect DeepFakes. We use artificial intelligence to analyze multiple media modalities – pixels, audio signals, and metadata – to determine the authenticity of the content.

Speakers
avatar for David Güera

David Güera

Purdue University
David Güera is a Research Scientist in the Video Computer Vision team at Apple, currently working on cutting edge AR/VR technologies that impact millions of users worldwide. Born in Barcelona, he received his Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Systems Engineering from the... Read More →
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Emily R. Bartusiak

Purdue University
Emily R. Bartusiak is pursuing her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. A proud Boilermaker, she previously earned her Bachelor and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue with a minor in Management. In addition to her academic research... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Stage A

2:15pm PST

Increasing Equity In Audiovisual Archiving Through Fellowship Programs
In 2019 NFPB Diversity Task Force in collaboration with AMIA evaluated the state of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of audiovisual archiving. This evaluation has made clear that the profession must take major steps to become more equitable, inclusive and representative of the communities it serves and the histories it shepherds. As of 2020 there are several programs addressing these concerns, including: WGBH's Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship (PBPF), The AMIA Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program (ADIFP), and BAVC's Community-based Preservation Education and Training program (CPET). A panel made up of representatives from each program will discuss the achievements, hurdles, and strategies of their respective programs. In order to engage the audience with these programs and the work of improving equity within our field the panel will also include ample time for Q&A in order to address questions and comments from the audience.

Speakers
avatar for Candace Ming

Candace Ming

Media Conservation and Digitization Specialist, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Candace Ming is the Media Conservation and Digitization Specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is a graduate of NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program. She is the former Project Manager/Archivist of the South... Read More →
avatar for Jacqueline Stewart

Jacqueline Stewart

University of Chicago/National Film Preservation Board/Southside Home Movie Project
Jacqueline Stewart is Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies and Director of Arts + Public Life at University of Chicago. She directs the South Side Home Movie Project and the Cinema 53 screening and discussion series. Beginning in January 2021, Stewart will join... Read More →
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Jim Elmborg

University of Alabama
avatar for Morgan Morel

Morgan Morel

Bay Area Video Coalition
Morgan is Manager of BAVC’s Preservation Department, where he works to provide equitable access to preservation transfers of work by artists, activists, film makers and community members. In his free time he creates video art using analog and digital workflows, and is excited to... Read More →
avatar for Teague Schneiter

Teague Schneiter

Sr. Manager of Oral History Projects, AMIA Board & Academy Foundation
Teague Schneiter is Sr. Manager of the Academy Foundation's Oral History Projects dept, an initiative that records, collects and preserves interviews with filmmakers. She has an MA in Preservation &Presentation of the Moving Image Uni. of Amsterdam. Since 2017 she has served on the... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Stage B

2:15pm PST

Unlocking the Archive Through 108(h)
Copyright law contains a hidden tool that film archives don't currently use: 17 U.S.C. 108(h), which allows libraries and archives substantial rights to provide access to “commercial orphan” works in their last 20 years of copyright. The panelists will discuss the law and how it potentially applies to film archives, including a project at the Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center to research 108(h)'s potential application to films in its collections.

Speakers
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Dr. Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Tulane University Law School
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Hope O'Keeffe

Library of Congress
Hope O'Keeffe has been Senior Associate General Counsel of the Library of Congress since November 2006, supervising all collections matters including acquisitions, copyright, intellectual property, social media, web archiving, and increasing digital access to Library collections... Read More →
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Jenni Matz

Television Academy Foundation
Jenni Matz is the Director of The Television Academy Foundation Interviews, where she has worked as an archivist and producer for 13+ years. She received her MLIS from Simmons College, and her JD from Southwestern Law University. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and member... Read More →
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Mike Mashon

Library of Congress
Mike Mashon is Head of the Library of Congress Moving Image Section. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and graduate of multiple Big State Universities, he came to the Library as Curator in 1998 before assuming his current position in 2005.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Stage C

4:30pm PST

AMIA 2020 Virtual Student Mixer
Share a virtual drink with current students, prospective students, and recent grads and chat about the conference, classes, the job market, and any other questions you have! Join us on the AMIA Student Discord https://discord.gg/8kTh5pV (in the Lounge voice/video channel)

Tuesday November 17, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm PST
Discord

5:00pm PST

Trivia Throwdown: Virtual Style
Test your skills, win prizes, and dethrone the reigning AMIA Trivia Champs! Do you know the name of the only presidential candidate to win electoral votes after he died? Or what the name of the smallest country in the Americas is? If not, maybe one of your teammates does. Sign up to play as a team - or show up and we'll assign one for you. Colleen Simpson returns as Trivia Master - don't miss it!

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Simpson

Colleen Simpson

Prasad Corporation


Tuesday November 17, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Zoom
 
Wednesday, November 18
 

8:00am PST

Morning Mindfulness with Taylor!
Join Taylor McBride, AMIA Board member and Yoga Alliance E-RYT200 Certified Yoga Teacher, for a gentle yoga and meditation practice to help you relax and ground before a day of stimulating conference sessions. This 30-minute practice will include gentle movement and breathing and relaxation techniques with a focus on releasing tension in the neck, shoulders, and eyes as we are all feeling the zoom tension - and you can do it all from your chair! No prior experience required.

Wednesday November 18, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am PST
Zoom

9:00am PST

Welcome & Keynote Conversation with Allison Anders
Wednesday opens with the presentation of the 2020 Ray Edmondson Advocacy Award to Dwight Swanson. Immediately following is a Keynote Conversation with Allison Anders.

Allison Anders is a trailblazing, award-winning screenwriter and film and TV director whose work includes Gas Food Lodging, Mi Vida Loca, Grace Of My Heart and Things Behind The Sun. She’s directed countless episodes of TV which include Sex And The City, Orange Is The New Black, Southland, Murder In The First, Mayans, Riverdale, and The Affair. She was nominated for an Emmy for Best Director for the TV movie Ring Of Fire. She’s a MacArthur Fellow, a Peabody Award Winner and a Distinguished Professor of Film And Media at UC Santa Barbara. Anders will be in conversation with Maya Montañez Smukler who heads the UCLA Film & Television Archive Research and Study Center. Since 2015, she has conducted interviews for the Visual History Program at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. Her recent book, Liberating Hollywood: Women Directors & the Feminist Reform of 1970s American Cinema, available from Rutgers University Press, was the 2018 recipient of the Theatre Library Association’s Richard Wall Memorial Award. Maya’s first real job was as assistant to director Allison Anders on the film Grace of My Heart.


Speakers
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Maya Montañez Smukler

Head, UCLA Film & Television Archive Research and Study Center
Maya Montañez Smukler heads the UCLA Film & Television Archive Research and Study Center. Since 2015, she has conducted interviews for the Visual History Program at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. Her recent book, Liberating Hollywood: Women Directors & the Feminist... Read More →
avatar for Teague Schneiter

Teague Schneiter

Sr. Manager of Oral History Projects, AMIA Board & Academy Foundation
Teague Schneiter is Sr. Manager of the Academy Foundation's Oral History Projects dept, an initiative that records, collects and preserves interviews with filmmakers. She has an MA in Preservation &Presentation of the Moving Image Uni. of Amsterdam. Since 2017 she has served on the... Read More →
avatar for Allison Anders

Allison Anders

Director
Allison Anders is an award-winning screenwriter and film and TV director whose work includes Gas Food Lodging, Mi Vida Loca, Grace Of My Heart and Things Behind The Sun. She's directed countless episodes of TV which include Sex And The City, Orange Is The New Black, Southland, Murder... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Poster: Accessioning audiovisual materials at the University of Arizona Special Collections
This poster presentation proposal covers the University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections newly implemented audiovisual accession workflow. Audiovisual materials in of themselves pose unique problems for archivist for access and preservation so new workflows were created that help determine processing and preservation priorities which align of the mission of Special Collections. Audiovisual specific accession forms are used to identify audiovisual specific needs and oral history materials and indigenous materials that may need further assessment for privacy and culturally sensitive materials. The development of these accession workflows lead to the development of additional policy and procedures related to oral history materials and continued development of relationships with the local Native American tribes to appropriately preserve and provide access to prioritized Native American materials in accordance with the Protocols for Native American Materials adopted by Special Collections.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Duncan

Lisa Duncan

University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
Lisa E. Duncan is the collections management archivist at the University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections. Previously she worked as the archivist and special collections librarian at the University of South Dakota. She has a MA in Information Resources and Library Science... Read More →
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Trent Purdy

University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
Trent Purdy is the Multimedia and Digital Collections archivist at the University of Arizona Special Collections Library. He specializes in the preservation of and access to unique audiovisual content held on legacy formats. He is also the curator of the USS Arizona collection and... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Poster: Enhancing Access to "In Black America" on Wikipedia
This presentation will focus on increasing access to KUT’s “In Black America” radio series, a nationally syndicated program hosted by John L. Hanson Jr. The program profiles civil rights leaders, artists and journalists, in order to call attention to the experiences of people of color. In spite of airing for 50 years, the collection lacks sufficient metadata, which I am creating in accordance with PBCore, along with creating external links to the archived programs on the Wikipedia pages of guests, in addition to hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to engage public volunteers. Many Wikipedia pages for Black, indigenous and other people of color are often not as robust compared to those of white people, particularly lacking adequate linked archival sources. This project increases the ease of access to the database of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. by meeting users where they are, while also increasing the visibility of these figures.

Speakers

Wednesday November 18, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Poster: Exploring the use of archival images in community oral histories
Oral histories are a powerful archival record, allowing us to vividly imagine the stories and memories of the speaker. As a volunteer with a local oral history group in Toronto, I searched for archival photographs and moving images to compliment the themes found in their stories. By adding these visual elements to the audio recordings, I created short videos that aim to represent the geographic and temporal feel of the recorded interviews, and engage our online community audience in new ways.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Walker

Heather Walker

University of Toronto, Graduate Student
Heather Walker is a graduate student in the Master of Information program at the University of Toronto, with a concentration in Archives and Records Management. She has a BA in Music Technology from the National University of Ireland. Heather is also the volunteer Student Liaison... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Poster: Library of Congress Recommended Format Statement 2.0: Purpose, Process, Impact
A resource for digital collections of all sizes, the 2020-2021 Recommended Formats Statement (RFS 2.0) is the product of a new, transparent process to assess analog and digital formats suitable for preservation. This poster will include: a brief introduction to the Recommended Format Statement; how RFS 2.0 can be utilized in moving image archives of all sizes the process for developing the Recommended Format Statement for analog and digital moving image formats; the need for the Recommended Format Statement to include commercial, open source, and industry formats; how these formats map to the Levels of Preservation and the Library of Congress Sustainability of Digital Formats website; and how subject matter experts at the Library of Congress collaborated on the evaluation of formats.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Drake Davis

Laura Drake Davis

Library of Congress
Laura Drake Davis is a Digital Specialist at the Library of Congress in the Moving Image Section. In this role, Laura processes born-digital moving image content, develops new workflows for born-digital content and develops strategies for metadata capture and transformation. A certified... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Latino Empowerment through Public Broadcasting: Linking Activists, Archivists, and Scholars
The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 declared a need for “an expression of diversity” as the new public broadcasting system was developing. The Act additionally included a directive “to establish and maintain a library and archives.” This session will focus on a convergence of these foundational concerns, with presentations on ways that activists have used public broadcasting to give voice to Latino communities, and how the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), assisted by scholars, is preserving Latino-created programming and making it available to the public. Speakers will provide scholarly and insider perspectives on efforts of farmworker, Chicano, and Puerto Rican activists to establish bilingual community radio stations in rural locales and create television programming in urban centers; discuss the significance of bilingual archives and how this specific era influenced how Latino and Spanish-language listeners turn to radio today; and demonstrate the AAPB online exhibit “Latino Empowerment through Public Broadcasting.”

Speakers
avatar for Alan Gevinson

Alan Gevinson

Library of Congress
Alan Gevinson, Special Assistant to the Chief of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center at the Library of Congress, is the Library’s project director for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. He received a Ph.D. in History from Johns Hopkins University, has taught... Read More →
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Charles Ramírez Berg

University of Texas at Austin
Charles Ramírez Berg teaches film studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He has won numerous teaching awards there and has authored books and articles on Latinos in film, Mexican cinema, film history, and narrative structure in cinema. In addition, he has served on the National... Read More →
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Dolores Inés Casillas

University of California, Santa Barbara
Dolores Inés Casillas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She is also affiliated faculty with Film & Media Studies and Applied Linguistics. Her research focuses on immigrant engagement with... Read More →
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Gabriela Rivera-Marin

University of Florida
Gabriela D. Rivera Marín is a first-year doctoral student of Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Florida. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature and a B.A. in Linguistics & Communication from the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPRRP). Her current research interests... Read More →
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Jesús Salvador Treviño

Latinopia.com
Jesús Salvador Treviño is a writer/director whose television directing credits include LAW & ORDER CRIMINAL INTENT, PRISON BREAK, ER, BONES, CROSSING JORDAN, NYPD BLUE, STAR TREK VOYAGER, BABYLON FIVE and many others. His national PBS documentaries include YO SOY CHICANO, AMÉRICA... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage C

10:00am PST

Rising from the Ashes: Wildfire Recovery through Public Memory
On November 23, 2016, an uncontained wilderness fire on the summit of Chimney Tops in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, aided by winds approaching ninety miles-per-hour, jumped the park boundary and descended upon the tourist town of Gatlinburg, wreaking a level of death and destruction that was later identified as the largest natural disaster ever in the state of Tennessee. In August 2019, the University of Tennessee Libraries in partnership with the City of Gatlinburg launched “Rising from the Ashes,” an oral history project to record the personal stories of individuals whose lives were impacted by the fire. As communities are increasingly faced with disasters fueled by the climate crisis, audiovisual archivists can serve as early responders to these events. The panelists seek to share approaches, methodologies, and lessons learned from the “Rising from the Ashes” project, and the presentation will include recommendations for establishing similar projects.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Davis Kaufman

Casey Davis Kaufman

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Casey Davis Kaufman (she/her) is Associate Director of the GBH Archives and Project Manager for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In her role, Casey supports a team that includes a repository manager, web developers, outreach staff, and paid interns to undertake collections... Read More →
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Ken Wise

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ken Wise is professor in the John C. Hodges Library at the University of Tennessee where he was formerly director of the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project. He is a life-long explorer of the Smoky Mountain wilderness and author of several articles and books on the history of the... Read More →
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Laura Romans

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Laura Romans is the Manuscripts Archivist with the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Tennessee Libraries where she builds, maintains, and promotes the use of their manuscripts collections. She holds her MLIS from the University of... Read More →
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Steve Norman

USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Steve Norman is a Research Ecologist with the Southern Research Station of the US Forest Service in Asheville, North Carolina. He uses diverse archival, ecological and remote sensing data to contextualize wildfire in the Southern Appalachians. He has special interest in the region's... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage B

11:00am PST

Tech Talk: Seeing Cloud As The Enabler, Not Just The Old Bit Bucket
Jason Paquin, CEO of CHESA, Will Share the Three Critical Points of Archiving in the Cloud, and Cloud Services, That Result in Velocity.  
  • Bandwidth - You Just Keep Getting More and More - And It’s Always Bigger.  Hosted Cloud Services Give You More, On the Fly;  
  • Compatibility - to Maintain Adaptability - None to Minimal Downtime With Newer Codecs. Savings on CapEx; and,
  • Compute, or, Processing Power - Your Orchestration Automations Aren’t Taxed When You Scale Up. Cloud and Cloud Services Give You the Power You Need, Without Taxation. 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Paquin

Jason Paquin

CEO, CHESA


Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:00am - 11:20am PST
Stage A

11:00am PST

Nitrate Committee Meeting
Join the annual Nitrate Committee meeting to learn about new initiatives, ongoing projects or to suggest projects with the group. If you or your institution stores, ships or handles nitrate film then you will find this annual meeting beneficial. If you have any questions or topics you would like added to the agenda, email Rachel at rapa@loc.gov by noon on Tuesday November 17th.  

https://locgov.webex.com/meet/kech | 908287732 |
Join by phone +1-510-210-8882 USA toll Access code: 908 287 732

Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Online

11:00am PST

Open Source Committee Meeting
The Open Source Committee welcomes all those interested in the development and use of collaborative and open tools for moving image archiving work. Zoom: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/5298399987?pwd=S2Jxb0JmS3g4bmw4NW5JKzZSTm53QT09

Speakers
avatar for Dave Rice

Dave Rice

Dave is an audiovisual archivist and technologist focusing on using open-source technology in audiovisual preservation applications. Dave is a graduate of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation and has worked as an archivist or archival consultant at media organizations... Read More →
avatar for Annie Schweikert

Annie Schweikert

Digital Archivist, Stanford University


Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Zoom

11:15am PST

Visit the Pavilion!
The Pavilion has gone virtual - and it's still a great hub of information!  Visit the booths, chat with exhibitors, download information, and see videos from our partners and sponsors.  In this session, you'll see some of the videos and Tech Talks featured in the individual booths - and us this time to check out the booths in the Pavilion. If you see one of our partners and sponsors online - just click their name and say hi!

Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Stage C

11:15am PST

Roundtable: Reconciling Environmental Concerns and Archiving
The task of archiving demands utilising (at least some) resources that contributes to overall environmental concerns and barely recognised. A discussion entailing how we archivists could reconcile with this dilemma.

Please note that Roundtables are small group discussions, limited to 25 participants, and are on a first come/first served basis. Once the room limit is reached it will be closed. 

Speakers

Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Zoom
  Roundtable
  • Meeting Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85651597290?pwd=Rkdya3Z4ZVNJLzVOc0FlMFZKUXRPUT09 Meeting ID: 856 5159 7290 Passcode: 864133

11:15am PST

Ibero-American Network for Digital Preservation of Audiovisual Archives: The Memory of the Future
The Ibero American Network for Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (RIPDASA) launched in 2019 bringing together researchers and professionals in sound and audiovisual archives in Iberoamerica to share knowledge and experiences with the aim of fostering scientific research on the current state and future of our sound and audiovisual heritage. The ultimate purpose is to propose realistic solutions to mitigate the risk of loss of these valuable assets while considering the diversity of collections and cultural organizations in the area. The RIPDASA is coordinated by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) with participants including professionals from 10 countries and the company AVP. The presentation will describe the unprecedented activities of the network, current findings and unique challenges, the impact of these activities, the presentation of the online tool “Sound and Audiovisual Archives Observatory”and the results of the webinar programs.

Speakers
avatar for Mirerza González Vélez

Mirerza González Vélez

Universidad de Puerto Rico
Mirerza González-Vélez holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of Iowa and an M.A. in Communication and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Puerto Rico. Her research focuses on community archives and community memory.
avatar for Pamela Vizner

Pamela Vizner

AVP
Pamela is a media archivist from Chile with international experience in film, video, audio, and digital preservation, specializing in collection management and digitization workflows. Currently, Pamela works as a Consultant for AVP where she supports organizations in projects involving... Read More →
avatar for Perla Olivia Rodríguez

Perla Olivia Rodríguez

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Investigadora de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Coordina la Red Iberoamericana de Preservación Digital de Archivos Sonoros y Audiovisuales (RIPDASA). Vicepresidenta de la Asociación Internacional de Archivos Sonoros y Audiovisuales (IASA). Fue distinguida con el Reconocimiento... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Online

11:20am PST

Cloud Computing and Storage Workflows for Digital Media
The Vanderbilt Television News Archive (VTNA) is innovating and iterating several of its core workflows by adopting cloud computing and storage for more reliable and streamlined digital media management. Using Amazon Web Services, Trint, and OrangeLogic, the VTNA has switched from several analog or manual tasks to partial or complete automation. This panel consists of practitioners who have learned these new tools and completely transformed their previous workflows. The panel will discuss how server-less functions, automated speech recognition, machine learning, and modern DAMS have made their work easier, but also present new challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Currier

Dana Currier

Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Dana Currier has been with the Vanderbilt Television News Archive since 2002. Starting out writing short abstracts for each individual news story, she is currently the Metadata Specialist and Student Supervisor. She manages a team of student workers transcribing evening news broadcasts... Read More →
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Jim Duran

Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Jim Duran started with the Vanderbilt Television News Archive in 2018, coming from Boise State University where he spent 10 years in Special Collections and University Archives. He is the Director of the Archive and is also the Curator of Born-Digital collections. Duran has master’s... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones

Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Nathan Jones is relatively new to his role as Curator of Television News Collections. In his six years at Vanderbilt, he has transitioned from medical librarian, to archivist. Archivist by heart, librarian by training, he is happy to have found his place in Vanderbilt Television News... Read More →
avatar for Steve Davis

Steve Davis

Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Steve Davis joined the Vanderbilt Television News Archive in December of 2002 to work on the digitization of the collection from ¾ U-Matic tape. Previous to joining the archive, he was director of the Media Center at Augusta College, and a producer-director for PBS affiliate WSKG-TV... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:20am - 12:15pm PST
Stage A

12:05pm PST

Preservation Committee Meeting
The Preservation Committee continues to work toward its new mission. Help shape its future as we map future projects and outline the scope of our work.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/96423471511?pwd=SE5WQU55RHl4MisxZHNQNG5YczdkQT09
Meeting ID: 964 2347 1511
Passcode: ywqtn6

Speakers
avatar for Greg Wilsbacher

Greg Wilsbacher

Univ. of South Carolina
Greg Wilsbacher is a faculty librarian at the where he curates the Fox Movietone News Collection and the United States Marine Corps Film Repository. He writes and lectures on newsreel history, digital preservation theory, optical sound technologies and military cinematography. He... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 12:05pm - 12:45pm PST
Zoom
  Committee Meeting
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12:20pm PST

Tour: Academy Museum
Take a tour of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures with museum director and president, Bill Kramer. Catch a sneak peak of the new museum, see floor plans and renderings, and hear about screening and public programming plans.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Kramer

Bill Kramer

Academy Museum
Bill Kramer is currently the Director and President of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures—the world’s premier institution devoted to the celebration and exploration of the past, present, and future of the motion pictures. In this role, Kramer oversees all aspects of the... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 12:20pm - 12:55pm PST
Zoom

1:00pm PST

Accessible Cloud Archive
For years, archiving media has meant that your media sits on a shelf in a salt mine, waiting to be pulled sometime in the distant future.  Today, archival using AWS gives prompt access to data for a variety of modern use cases, including transcoding, transcription and image recognition.  Using AWS to archive your media gives you all the power of cloud computing to apply to your archived media now and in the future.  

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Lile

Shaun Lile

Amazon Web Services
Shaun is the Senior Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. He has worked in television and film for over 20 years and brings his experience to AWS. Shaun has an in depth understanding of the end to end process of creating, delivering and archiving feature films and television... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Stage A

1:00pm PST

Screening in a Pandemic: Engagement Case Studies form COVID19 America
The pandemic has changed the way people watch. Public screenings are a thing of the past, zoom calls are the new normal and suddenly TikTok is filled with boomers, Gen Xers and MIllennials. Archives are finding new ways to engage with audiences around content, some based in previous practice and some entirely new. What does an archival screening look like in 2020? These case studies will provide insight into ways to engage audiences (new and old) via digital platforms and look at the success and challenges of “screening” in a theater-less era.

Speakers
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Elizbeth Hansen

Texas Archive of the Moving iMsge
Elizabeth Hansen is the Interim Director of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. Returning to the organization after a seven-year hiatus, Hansen is focused on deepening the organization’s engagement with its users and contributors. Previously, she helped launch TAMI’s award-winning... Read More →
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Justin D. Williams

Southside Home Movie Project
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Libby Savage Hopfauf

Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound/Seattle Municipal Archives
Libby Savage Hopfauf is the Program Manager/Audiovisual Archivist at Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS) and Project Audiovisual Archivist at Seattle Municipal Archives (SMA) in Seattle, Washington. She received a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the... Read More →
avatar for Skip Elsheimer

Skip Elsheimer

A/V Geeks
Founder of the A/V Geeks, Skip has been amassing tens of thousands of 16mm films and presenting them live to audiences around the United States. He has done over 220 live 16mm streaming shows during the pandemic from the basement of his house.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Stage C

1:00pm PST

When Archivists Need Fair Use: Stories from the Field
A panel of copyright and fair use experts will lead a panel discussion on when fair use can help facilitate the work of archivists. Some areas where fair use/ copyright may come into play at your organization may include: donor agreements, approaches to access (especially for digital and online collections), copyright issues with preservation (which need to duplicate / reproduce the work), transcriptions (a derivative copy), promotion (creating derivative works such as brochures, exhibitions, etc) risk assessment, and the larger issue of orphan works in a collection. The speakers will present an overview of the topic, solicit questions in advance from participants, and answer questions. Panelists include Patricia Aufderheide (Center for Media and Social Impact) Peter Jaszi (American University Washington College of Law), Jennifer Matz (Television Academy Foundation Interviews), Hope O’Keeffe (Library of Congress), and Rick Prelinger (UC Santa Cruz/Internet Archive).

Speakers
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Mike Mashon

Library of Congress
Mike Mashon is Head of the Library of Congress Moving Image Section. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and graduate of multiple Big State Universities, he came to the Library as Curator in 1998 before assuming his current position in 2005.
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Hope O'Keeffe

Library of Congress
Hope O'Keeffe has been Senior Associate General Counsel of the Library of Congress since November 2006, supervising all collections matters including acquisitions, copyright, intellectual property, social media, web archiving, and increasing digital access to Library collections... Read More →
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Jenni Matz

Television Academy Foundation
Jenni Matz is the Director of The Television Academy Foundation Interviews, where she has worked as an archivist and producer for 13+ years. She received her MLIS from Simmons College, and her JD from Southwestern Law University. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and member... Read More →
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Patricia Aufderheide

Center for Media and Social Impact
Patricia Aufderheide is University Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. She founded the School's Center for Media & Social Impact, where she continues as Senior Research Fellow. Her books include Reclaiming Fair... Read More →
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Peter Jaszi

American University Washington College of Law
Peter Jaszi is a Professor Emeritus at American University Law School, who writes and lectures about copyright law in historical and cultural contexts. He was a founder of the school’s Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic and its Program on Intellectual Property and... Read More →
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Rick Prelinger

UC Santa Cruz
Rick Prelinger, Professor of Film & Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz, is an archivist, writer, filmmaker and educator. His archival feature Panorama Ephemera (2004) played in venues around the world, and his feature project No More Road Trips? received a Creative Capital grant in 2012... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Stage B

2:15pm PST

Tech Talk: We Will Rock You: Preserving the Rich History of Rock and Roll Footage
Digital and cloud technology has radically altered the media, entertainment and broadcast industry, opening up new opportunities and with it many challenges. With rising competition and consumer viewing demands, growing archive and content libraries must be in a position to capitalize in real-time.  Hear how Tape Ark, the world-leading specialists in on-masse tape to cloud migration, safely restored over 2,800 hours (350TB) of preservation-level video files for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s, Library of Archives, that were once inaccessible, to the public cloud and, during the process, located an additional 109 preservation level videos that the Rock Hall did not know existed.  By innovating every step of the tape to cloud ingest process to create a safe, secure and unique technology stack that scales and efficiently migrates, at speed legacy tape data like no other.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Evans

Kyle Evans

Chief Commercial Officer, Tape Ark, Seagate Powered by Tape Ark
Kyle Evans is responsible for global enterprise and partner engagement for mass tape migration projects across a wide range of industries including the media, entertainment and broadcast sector. Kyle gained expertise in data management and data distribution through his career in satellite... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 2:15pm - 2:30pm PST
Stage A

2:15pm PST

Roundtable: Prioitizing Labor Issues Within AV Archiving
Drawing from what we learned from Trisha Lendo's session on unions for the 2019 AMIA Conference, SCA's 2020 labor issues survey results, ACOB's 2019 report, and the most recent CEA Task Force webinar on unions and labor we will try to distill more granular topics within the top 3 concerns expressed by our community: salaries, temp/short-term employment and diversity. By identifying specific issues within these topics, Facilitator Brianna Toth will write a report to the board advising on next steps to address these issues with the help of AMIA and it's various committees and task forces and incorporate the results from the 2020 salary survey when that data becomes available.

Please note that Roundtables are small group discussions, limited to 25 participants, and are on a first come/first served basis. Once the room limit is reached it will be closed. 


Speakers
avatar for Brianna Toth

Brianna Toth

Preservation Archivist, Academy Film Archive
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Brenda Flora

AMIA Advocacy Committee Cochair


Wednesday November 18, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Zoom
  Roundtable
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2:15pm PST

Reconstructing the First Brazilian Sound Feature: A No-Budget Project
The first Brazilian sound feature, “Acabaram-se os otários” (No more suckers), produced and directed by Luiz de Barros in 1929, was an inventive and improvised initiative to compete with the Hollywood sound features. 90 years later, it was considered a lost film for many decades. Despite the economic and political crisis in Brazil, a group of professors and students decided to reconstruct the film with no budget, gathering all possible types of documents to end with a 19 minutes version of the original part-talkie feature. This reconstruction was thought of as a guerrilla project, based on extensive research, but very limited resources and poor and few preserved materials. We believe that this is a valuable study case of collaboration between scholars and archivists, especially in the context of very few surviving works from early sound Latin American cinema and diminishing public investments in the culture and heritage fields in Brazil.

Speakers
avatar for Rafael de Luna Freire

Rafael de Luna Freire

Associate Professor, LUPA-UFF (Audiovisual Preservation University Lab - Federal Fluminense University)
Dr. Rafael de Luna Freire is an associate professor in the Film and Video Department at Federal Fluminense University, Brazil, where he is in charge of the Audiovisual Preservation University Lab (LUPA-UFF), a regional archive dedicated to teaching, researching, preserving and promoting... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Stage C

2:15pm PST

Students in the Archive / Archives in the Classroom
This panel will discuss various approaches to getting undergraduates interested in archives and the archival profession, whether through courses about archiving with hands-on training, through incorporating archival materials in found footage and film history classes, or through other extracurricular initiatives and activities that aim to bridge the gap between undergraduate film education and the role of archives and archivists. The panelists will discuss the specific pedagogical benefits and opportunities a student archive presents to teach undergraduates about the materiality of media and the preservation of cultural heritage, as well as the challenges and constraints of working within a university context.

Speakers
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Christian Balistreri

University of Rochester
Christian Balistreri is a 2020 graduate of The L. Jeffery Selznick School of Film Preservation and co-founder of the Patricia Mellencamp Film and Television Archive housed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is currently completing an MA in English at the University of Rochester... Read More →
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Dana Driskel

University of California Santa Barbara
Dana Driskel came to archiving via a side door. A professional filmmaker and head of production at UC Santa Barbara for many years, he researched at numerous state-side and international archives while doing nonfiction projects. Figuring that if you don’t want to beat them, join... Read More →
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Eszter Polonyi

The Pratt Institute (NY)
Eszter M Polonyi is an Assistant Professor at the Cultural History department of the University of Nova Gorica in Slovenia who teaches and researches film, media and visual culture within the discursive and disciplinary context of art history. Before joining the faculty at Nova Gorica... Read More →
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Hannah Garibaldi

University of California Santa Barbara
Hannah Garibaldi is a PhD student in Film and Media Studies at UC Santa Barbara, researching the influence of physical illness, injury, and disability on historical Hollywood film productions. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Film Studies from Chapman University... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Stage B

2:30pm PST

AI Techniques for Classification and Filtering over A/V Assets
The process of making archival content available for access through online platforms can be time- and money-intensive. High quality often comes with a high cost, and open source tools that are well maintained and produce strong results are rare. This presentation will provide an introduction to one of a set of tools which hopes to solve that problem. We will cover our recent work on analyzing audio data, specifically detecting acoustic elements in the audio, and using it as a filter for speech recognition (speech-to-text) software. Its development and results on real and test data will be discussed, as well as its potential usage with the broader set of tools.

Speakers
avatar for Kelley Lynch

Kelley Lynch

Brandeis University
Kelley is a Ph.D. student at Brandeis University working on the CLAMS Project.
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James Pustejovsky

Brandeis University
James Pustejovsky holds the TJX Felberg Chair in Computer Science at Brandeis University, where he directs the Lab for Linguistics and Computation, and chairs both the Program in Linguistics and the Computational Linguistics MS Program. He conducts research in computational linguistics... Read More →
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Kyeongmin Rim

Brandeis University
Kyeongmin Rim Kyeongmin Rim is a PhD student working on computational semantics. After working at an industry-leading NLP company in Korea, he returned to academia and finished his MA in Computational Linguistics at Brandei, exploring semantic frame structures and crowdsourcing annotation... Read More →
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Victoria Steger

Brandeis University
Victoria Steger earned her BS in Applied Mathematics with a focus in Computer Science and BA in Japanese from the University of Pittsburgh. After graduation, she worked at a financial compliance and data management software company, and is now in her second year of the computational... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Stage A

3:00pm PST

Tech Talk: Physical v. Digital Assets in the Archival Space
Speakers
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Hillary Howell

Iron Mountain
Hillary Howell is the Director, Premium Archival Services at Iron Mountain Entertainment Services.
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Bethany Boarts

Iron Mountain
Bethany Boarts is the Digital Imaging, SME at Iron Mountain Entertainment Services.
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Patricia Kenny

Iron Mountain
Patricia Kenny is the Director, Global Head of Strategic Accounts at Iron Mountain Entertainment Services.
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Gregory Maratea

Iron Mountain
Gregory Maratea came to Iron Mountain Entertainment Services in 2015 from a career in post production where he specialized in producing DI/ Finishing, as well as film remastering and digital restoration. Taking his knowledge of workflow and processes, Maratea and the IMES Technology... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 3:00pm - 3:15pm PST
Stage A

3:30pm PST

AMIA Education Committee Meeting

Wednesday November 18, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Zoom
  Committee Meeting
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3:30pm PST

Independent Media Committee Meeting
Speakers

Wednesday November 18, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Zoom
  Committee Meeting
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5:00pm PST

Introduction & Screening: Detour
(1945, d. Edgar G. Ulmer) From the gutters of Poverty Row came a movie that, perhaps more than any other, epitomizes the dark fatalism at the heart of film noir. As he hitchhikes his way from New York to Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist (Tom Neal) finds himself with a dead body on his hands and nowhere to run—a waking nightmare that goes from bad to worse when he picks up the most vicious femme fatale in cinema history, Ann Savage’s snarling, monstrously conniving drifter Vera. Working with no-name stars on a bargain-basement budget, B auteur Edgar G. Ulmer turned threadbare production values and seedy, low-rent atmosphere into indelible pulp poetry. Long available only in substandard public domain prints, Detour haunts anew in its first major restoration.

Restored by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation in collaboration with Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Cinémathèque Française. Restoration funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Online

7:00pm PST

Karaoke!
It wouldn't be an AMIA conference without a karaoke night! Come by to enjoy the soothing sounds of your colleagues singing the hits of yesteryear. The event is all-inclusive, and you don't have to sing if you want to just enjoy the show! How does it work?  Check it out here.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Morel

Morgan Morel

Bay Area Video Coalition
Morgan is Manager of BAVC’s Preservation Department, where he works to provide equitable access to preservation transfers of work by artists, activists, film makers and community members. In his free time he creates video art using analog and digital workflows, and is excited to... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Zoom
 
Thursday, November 19
 

8:00am PST

Screening: A/V Geeks in the Morning
They say "16mm films aren't just a popular film format -- it's a way of life!"  A special AMIA edition of A/V Geeks popular lunchtime streaming show. Thank you, Skip Elsheimer, for starting our day with a some 16mm.

Speakers
avatar for Skip Elsheimer

Skip Elsheimer

A/V Geeks
Founder of the A/V Geeks, Skip has been amassing tens of thousands of 16mm films and presenting them live to audiences around the United States. He has done over 220 live 16mm streaming shows during the pandemic from the basement of his house.


Thursday November 19, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Online

9:00am PST

Welcome & Keynote: Erica Titkemeyer
Starting Thursday with the presentation of the 2020 William S. O'Farrell Volunteer Award to Wendy Shay. Immediately following is a Keynote Conversation with Erica Titkemeyer.

Since 2014, Erica Titkemeyer has been the Project Director and AV Conservator for the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). In this position they coordinate a $1.75 million grant-funded initiative to preserve audiovisual materials for UNC-CH and partner institutions across the state of North Carolina. From 2013-2014 they were a Library of Congress National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, working to produce best practices and recommendations for museums collecting digital media artworks. Erica is also a consultant for Myriad Consulting and Training, specializing in AV preservation, grant writing, copyright, digital preservation, and digital technologies and tools. Their keynote address will be "Practicing gratitude while wanting more from the AV preservation field."


Speakers
avatar for Erica Titkemeyer

Erica Titkemeyer

Project Director and AV Conservator for the Southern Folklife Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH)
Erica Titkemeyer has been the Project Director and AV Conservator for the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). In this position they coordinate a $1.75 million grant-funded initiative to preserve audiovisual materials for UNC-CH... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Quality Control Experiences and Effectiveness in the Large-Scale Film Digitization Project at Indiana University
In 2017, Indiana University (IU) launched the film phase of the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI), which will result in over twenty-five thousand large and small gauge film reels digitally preserved by 2021. While partnering with a service provider has resulted in a very high throughput digitization workflow IU has additionally created an extensive automatic and manual quality control workflow to guarantee specifications for aural and visual quality are met. This presentation will be focusing on quality control needs and its implementation with IU’s practical experience in using the film scanning quality control software VidiCert to efficiently and cost effectively check thousands of files. Examples and long-term statistics of human verified, critical scanning issues, such as over/under exposure, dust/dirt, framing error, freeze frame and unsteadiness will be shared along with experiences made in the first 34 month of operations where more than 11000 hours have been sustainably QC’d.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Myers

Darrell Myers

Indiana University
Darrell Myers is the Post Production and Quality Control Specialist for MDPI (Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative) at Indiana University, a position he has held since the beginning of the film phase in the fall of 2017. In addition to his management of the film QC process... Read More →
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Peter Schallauer

Joanneum Research
Peter Schallauer is R&D and product coordinator for audiovisual preservation solutions at JOANNEUM RESEARCH’s Smart Media Solutions research group in Graz, Austria. Peter has been working with JOANNEUM since 1995 as scientific and development coordinator creating numerous digital... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am PST
Stage B

10:00am PST

Poster: Action In The Street: DIY Guide to Performing & Archiving
Public performance art actions are often overlooked as a form of protest by the general population. These actions are often unsanctioned and spontaneous, and because of this, they are often not recorded, archived, or publicly accessible. Performance art itself is an inherently political form of art because the human body is the primary medium. Because of this, there are risks due to local or state laws, angry public members, and law enforcement that might attempt to cause bodily harm, fine, or imprison performance markers. Action In The Street: A Guide to Performing & Archiving Public Exchange introduces a DIY approach and resources for staging, preserving, and disseminating these types of works to a broader public audience and beyond a singular action in time. archive.org/details/actioninthestreet

Speakers
avatar for David I. Griess

David I. Griess

HUMAN TRASH DUMP
David I. Griess is an artist and archivist studying Moving Image Archiving and Preservation at New York University. Their research focuses on DIY (do it yourself) community archiving, emphasizing documenting performance art actions. They believe that archives that are accessible and... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Poster: Afternoon of "El Satario": Working on an Unidentified Print
Found within the collection of The ArQuives, Toronto’s queer archives, the early pornographic film "El satario" is believed to have been produced in Argentina, between 1907 and 1912, as established by the Kinsey Institute, based on scant evidence, which is rarely contested. Thus, it has become largely considered to be the oldest extant pornographic film, although its date of production has never been confirmed. My work investigates what can be expanded from the initial finding of an unidentified print and the path that I followed in my attempt to understand the social, cultural, and technical contexts behind the film’s production, circulation, and reception. It is divided into four different sections, each dealing with a broad theme that contributes to unraveling the mysteries of “El satario,” as well as providing both the reader and the researcher with a broader understanding of the film itself and of what revolves around it.

Speakers
avatar for Leonardo Gomes

Leonardo Gomes

Ryerson University
Leonardo Gomes is a recent graduate from Ryerson University's Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management MA program. Currently, he is an Archive/Counter-Archive Research Assistant, working on the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre case study, while also acting... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Poster: Brandon Films Inc. and the 16mm Distribution Sector's Paper Remains
Drawing primarily from company catalogs and rare promotional ephemera, this poster highlights the operations of prominent mid-twentieth century 16mm distribution company Brandon Film and the activities of its founder and president Tom Brandon. The materials demonstrate how film catalogs are historical archives unto themselves, as records of products and prosaic business practices as well as sourcebooks of cultural and use value. Using Brandon Films as a case study, the poster advocates for archivists and historians to develop strategies to recover and preserve industrial histories of the 16mm rental sector by making use of both moving image and paper-based assets.

Speakers
avatar for Tanya Goldman

Tanya Goldman

New York University
Tanya Goldman is a PhD candidate in Cinema Studies at New York University. Her research focuses on 16mm media distribution and nontheatrical cinemas. Her dissertation examines the career of prominent nontheatrical film distributor Tom Brandon from the 1930s to the 1960s.


Thursday November 19, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Poster: Data-Driven Methods for Understanding the Development of Independent Media Archives
Mapping the Independent Media Community (MIMC) is a data-driven project that builds from the historical information from the Film and Video Makers Travel Sheet, a monthly resource published from 1973-1987 that was designed to connect independent artists to curators and programmers willing to support their work. MIMC aims to historicize the Media Arts Center Movement that established regional resource centers across the United States in order to understand how these networks influenced the creation of archives that preserved the work of independent media artists. This poster explores how digital humanities methodologies can illuminate the gaps in the historical understanding of independent media, the archival record, and the media collections that have defined the canon of independent cinema.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Mattock

Lindsay Mattock

University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science
Lindsay Mattock is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science. Her work focuses on the archival practices of non-institutional archival spaces, such as media collectives and community archives. Her ongoing digital project, Mapping the... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Building Fellowship in times of Remote Engagement - Meet the Cohort!
The AMIA Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship welcomed it’s inaugural cohort in June 2020. The Fellowship pivoted to remote engagement due to COVID-19. Through a series of webinars, mentorship and other informal learning and engagement opportunities six fellows were introduced to AMIA and to the broader ecosystem of audiovisual archiving and the communities involved in this work. This panel is an opportunity for the AMIA community to meet the cohort and hear their thoughts and experiences on the Fellowship.

Speakers
avatar for Candace Ming

Candace Ming

Media Conservation and Digitization Specialist, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Candace Ming is the Media Conservation and Digitization Specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is a graduate of NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program. She is the former Project Manager/Archivist of the South... Read More →
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Ari Green

AMIA Fellow
Ari Green is a first year doctoral student in Public History at NC State University. She earned her BA in history and MA in Public History from California State University, Sacramento. This summer, California Revealed in collaboration with the Association of Moving Images Archivists... Read More →
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Daniel Townsend

AMIA Fellow
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Ferrin Evans

AMIA Fellow
Ferrin Evans is a Master of Information candidate at the University of Toronto. He currently has two media archiving contracts at the university: at the Media Commons Archive and at the Sexual Representation Collection. In the past, he has worked with the Gay Archives of Quebec, Inside... Read More →
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Grace Muñoz

AMIA Fellow
Grace Muñoz is a second year MLIS student at UCLA specializing in Media Archival Studies. She is currently the Archival Description Audit Scholar at the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), a program within UCLA Library Special Collections. In addition to her work at... Read More →
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Moriah Ulinskas

ADIFP Project Manager
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Rai Terry

AMIA Fellow
Rai Terry is a first-year MA student in Public Humanities at Brown University, where they are also a fellow in the Study of the Public History of Slavery. They hold a BA from Brandeis University in African and African American studies concentrating in Arts. Rai has a decade of experience... Read More →
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Teague Schneiter

Sr. Manager of Oral History Projects, AMIA Board & Academy Foundation
Teague Schneiter is Sr. Manager of the Academy Foundation's Oral History Projects dept, an initiative that records, collects and preserves interviews with filmmakers. She has an MA in Preservation &Presentation of the Moving Image Uni. of Amsterdam. Since 2017 she has served on the... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage C

10:30am PST

More than Access: Audiovisual Collections and Digital/Transformative Scholarship
While digitization projects have become the norm in audiovisual collections for ensuring the long-term preservation and access to collection materials, less critical attention has been paid to the types of transformative, digital scholarship and digital humanities-related work that these projects facilitate. With advancements in graphic and visual processing technology over the last ~20 years, scholars, filmmakers, and artists have been empowered to engage with digital audiovisual collections in exciting, unprecedented ways that extend beyond traditional notions of “access.” This session will examine a few different case studies of such projects, including the presenter’s own “Colors of Ozu,” in addition to information related to the various free and open-source tools leveraged by these initiatives to both perform the computational analysis of audiovisual collection materials and publish or exhibit the work in a digital space.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Rodriguez

Dave Rodriguez

Florida State University
Dave Rodriguez is an audiovisual media archivist and filmmaker born and raised in Miami, Florida. He currently serves as the Resident Media Librarian in the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship at Florida State University. He holds an MA in Film & Media Studies (University of... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am PST
Stage B

11:15am PST

Visit the Pavilion!
The Pavilion has gone virtual - but it's still a great hub of information! Visit the booths, chat with exhibitors, download information, and see videos from our partners and sponsors. In this session, you'll see some of the videos and Tech Talks featured in the individual booths - and take this time to go to the Pavilion and visit some of the booths! If you see one of our partners and sponsors online - just click their name and say hi!

Thursday November 19, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Stage C

11:15am PST

AV Digitization Projects: Tools and Strategies for Enhancing Impact and Engagement
4,000 assets created by 230 different television and radio stations over a seventy-year period, stored on twenty-five different media formats, digitized and made accessible through a three-institution partnership during a pandemic. What could possibly go wrong? Four participants in this collaborative effort will discuss their contributions to the project, including innovative tools, evolving procedures, and collaborative strategies. They will also speak to the policies and tactics that have allowed the project to remain on track during the pandemic. Key topics include obtaining permissions from rights holders; creating and correcting speech-to-text transcripts, managing a remote workforce; conducting research during Covid-19 and curating an online exhibit; and digital asset management and quality control. Session sponsored by the News/TV/Docs committee.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Carter

Kathleen Carter

Brown Media Archives, University of Georgia
Kathleen Carter is a Processing Metadata Associate for the University of Georgia Libraries' Brown Media Archives. She received her MS in Library Science with a concentration in archives management at Simmons University.
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Mary Miller

Brown Media Archives, University of Georgia
Mary Miller is the Peabody Awards Archivist and Metadata Librarian in the University of Georgia's Walter J. Brown Media Archives.
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Miranda Villesvik

GBH
Miranda Villesvik grew up in the Seattle area, and now lives in Boston, MA, where she works as a Senior Archivist at GBH (formerly known as WGBH). She enjoys working on large-scale digitization and metadata projects and is always interested in learning more about how to make materials... Read More →
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Sally Smith

UNC School of Information and Library Science
Sally Smith is a current MSLS student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of a forthcoming exhibit for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting on the representation of Native Americans in public broadcasting. She previously worked as a student assistant... Read More →
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Thomas May

Brown Media Archives, University of Georgia
Thomas May is an Audiovisual Technician at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives at the University of Georgia. He received his A.B. in Entertainment and Media Studies from Grady College at UGA and is currently enrolled in the MLIS program at Valdosta State University.


Thursday November 19, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Stage B

11:15am PST

Invisibility: Chronic Illness, Disability, and the Subjectivity of the Archivist
This panel pairs two media archivists with invisible illnesses, drawing from their own experiences to discuss the places and perspectives of the archivist with a disability. Michael Marlatt, a film preservationist with epilepsy, and Anna Krentz, an archivist with cystic fibrosis and a double lung transplant, advocate awareness, inclusivity, and recognition of the unique perspectives our own lived experiences bring to our work. At the heart of the discussion is an exploration of the ways personal perspectives can highlight mental and metaphorical aspects of the archivist-archive relationship, particularly relevant with the rise of the community archive based around identity. Engaging with current literature on the topic, we consider how our own identities might relate to the ways we conceptualize materials and encourage further dialogue about the subjective relationship between the archivist and the archive.

Speakers
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Anna Krentz

Ryerson University
Anna Krentz is the archivist at Ryerson University’s Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre. She holds an MA in Film and Photographic Preservation and Collections Management, also from Ryerson University, with additional academic education in History at the University of... Read More →
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Michael Marlatt

York University
Michael Marlatt is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management MA program and is currently in the 3rd year of his PhD in York University’s Communication & Culture program. Michael has previously done film cataloguing and inspection... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Stage A

11:15am PST

Researching Preservation: A Panel and Open Forum on Preservation Issues
The Preservation Committee has partnered with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision on the production of the most recent report produced by the Institute’s Audiovisual Research Alliance (AVRA), an evolution of the AV Think Tank. Our panel brings together Claire Fox, author of AVRA’s 2020 report Snapshot of a Field in Motion, AVRA Coordinator Rachel Somers Miles, as well as Rafael de Luna Freire a peer reviewer of the report, to discuss the role of the research report and of audiovisual research in our field. Fox will provide a brief overview of the report and Rachel will give a short introduction to the AVRA. This will be followed by an open conversation with the audience on the role and nature of audiovisual research. Attendees are encouraged to read the report in advance, which can be freely downloaded from Sound and Vision’s publication platform, https://bit.ly/38Kgrf1.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Fox

Claire Fox

Claire Fox is a post­graduate fellow on the Regional Media Legacies (RML) project, where she provides support for hidden audiovisual collections on Long Island in New York state through collection assessments and resource-building. She is a 2020 graduate of the Moving Image Archiving... Read More →
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Rafael de Luna Freire

Associate Professor, LUPA-UFF (Audiovisual Preservation University Lab - Federal Fluminense University)
Dr. Rafael de Luna Freire is an associate professor in the Film and Video Department at Federal Fluminense University, Brazil, where he is in charge of the Audiovisual Preservation University Lab (LUPA-UFF), a regional archive dedicated to teaching, researching, preserving and promoting... Read More →
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Greg Wilsbacher

Univ. of South Carolina
Greg Wilsbacher is a faculty librarian at the where he curates the Fox Movietone News Collection and the United States Marine Corps Film Repository. He writes and lectures on newsreel history, digital preservation theory, optical sound technologies and military cinematography. He... Read More →
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Rachel Somers Miles

Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision
Rachel Somers Miles is a project manager with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Here, she runs the newly-established Audiovisual Research Alliance (AVRA), an evolution of the AV Think Tank, which seeks to openly engage with and produce research in collaboration with... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Zoom

12:15pm PST

CHM Brown Bag
Home Movie Days are coming to a close this year. We were so glad to support your amazing online events, and in some special cases, your amazing in-person IRL events (the reel deal!).

We loved the online programs and wondered if we could continue to encourage and support them throughout the year. As the pandemic continues and remain physically isolated, we'd like to help communities (and our HMD communities!) stay connected. What kind of home movie programs/projects work online, or don't work? Are you planning to do more in 2021? How can CHM help? How can we collaborate?

Please come by for a brown bag lunch/snack with the Center for Home Movies


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Thursday November 19, 2020 12:15pm - 1:00pm PST
Zoom

12:20pm PST

Tour: George Eastman Museum Nitrate Vault
Take a virtual tour of the George Eastman Museum nitrate vaults!  See the inspection area in action as well as the cold vault storage space and how the films are organized.  You can watch the tour ahead of time at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qcDoWau0EU  or during the presentation.  Afterwards we will have time for questions as well as an update on how we are improving the vaults energy efficiency through a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Â

Speakers
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Deborah Stoiber

George Eastman Museum
Deborah Stoiber has worked for the George Eastman Museum for 22 years and is currently the Collection Manager in the Moving Image Department. She oversees 100,000 nitrate and safety motion picture reels, a large variety of video formats, along with 2,000 Technicolor dye bottles in... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 12:20pm - 12:55pm PST
Zoom

1:00pm PST

Roundtable: BIPOC Roundtable 2
Following up on last year's BIPOC Roundtable this year we will be discussing issues around representation, race, diversity and ethical inclusion in archives and hiring. This roundtable will be providing a safe space to discuss these issues and personal situations as well as talking about the formation of an affinity group.

Please note that Roundtables are small group discussions, limited to 25 participants, and are on a first come/first served basis. Once the room limit is reached it will be closed. 

Speakers
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May Haduong

Academy Film Archive
May Hong Haduong has served in the film archiving world for over 15 years. She has expertise on the complexities surrounding access to moving images, including the programming, cataloging, conservation, preservation, research and use of physical and digital elements. May Hong is the... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Zoom
  Roundtable
  • Meeting Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84034434325?pwd=eU5TNVpibWJTcWVaeTM1SHFKdFRiZz09 Meeting ID: 840 3443 4325 Passcode: 917880

1:00pm PST

Introduction to the Regional Media Legacies Project
In the Fall of 2019, New York University's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) program launched the Regional Media Legacies (RML) project, a grant-based initiative started with support from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. The project focuses on identifying and researching existing audiovisual collections available in memory institutions across the region of Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens. Join us to learn more about the project and our current progress, see examples of the discoveries made along the way, and how we have adapted during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Fox

Claire Fox

Claire Fox is a post­graduate fellow on the Regional Media Legacies (RML) project, where she provides support for hidden audiovisual collections on Long Island in New York state through collection assessments and resource-building. She is a 2020 graduate of the Moving Image Archiving... Read More →
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Robert Anen

NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Robert Anen was appointed the first post-graduate RML Fellow in September of 2019, and accepted an additional year-long term in September of 2020. He received his undergraduate degree in 2011 from Hofstra University in Film Studies and Production. He is a 2017 graduate of the Moving... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Stage A

1:00pm PST

Return of the DVRescuer
This panel will review the work of a project responsive to the status of DV, called DVRescue. DV videotape formats face an exceptional obsolescence risk. Falling in-between professional expertise in file-based digital preservation and analog videotape digitization, DV tape are best preserved by migrating the data from the tape into a file rather than handling them as a video digitization event. A collaboration from MIPoPS and RiceCapades, the DVRescue project is funded by the NEH in order to research DV preservation and to create new tools to facilitate the efficient transfer of data from tape to file. The presenters will show early models of their work, research conclusions, and methods to troubleshoot DV capture and preservation.

Speakers
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Dave Rice

Dave is an audiovisual archivist and technologist focusing on using open-source technology in audiovisual preservation applications. Dave is a graduate of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation and has worked as an archivist or archival consultant at media organizations... Read More →
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Andrew Weaver

University of Washington
Andrew Weaver is the Media Preservation Librarian at the University of Washington Libraries, where he is responsible for coordinating and managing the preservation of UW's extensive A/V holdings. His particular areas of interest are using technology to increase access to collections... Read More →
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Ashley Blewer

Artefactual Systems
Ashley works at Artefactual Systems as their AV Preservation Specialist, primarily on the Archivematica project. She specializes in time-based media preservation, digital repository management, infrastructure/community building, computer-to-human interpretation, and teaching technical... Read More →
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Libby Savage Hopfauf

Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound/Seattle Municipal Archives
Libby Savage Hopfauf is the Program Manager/Audiovisual Archivist at Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS) and Project Audiovisual Archivist at Seattle Municipal Archives (SMA) in Seattle, Washington. She received a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Stage C

2:15pm PST

Time-Based Media Art/Work/Flow - Preserving the Whitney's Historic Collection
In 2018, the Whitney Museum of American Art launched the Media Preservation Initiative (MPI) to address the preservation needs of its more than 800 time-based media works. The Museum’s TBM holdings range from single-channel video to multi-channel installations and digital art and incorporate technologies that vary from the obsolete to the cutting-edge. In this series of short presentations, members of the MPI team will share notes on their experiences cataloguing and conserving the works, researching their histories, exhibitions, and technical details, and implementing the Museum's new digital preservation pipeline.

Speakers
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Brian Block

Whitney Museum of American Art
Brian Block is currently a Project Researcher for the Media Preservation Initiative at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In this role, Brian has coordinated the Whitney’s effort to enhance its Time-Based Media documentation practices. Starting in 2018, he created new documentation... Read More →
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Christopher Bernu

Whitney Museum of American Art
Christopher Bernu is the Project Cataloguer for the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Media Preservation Initiative, the mission of which is to assess, document, and preserve the time-based media artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection. His primary duties are the recataloguing... Read More →
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David Neary

Whitney Museum of American Art
David Neary is the Project Manager of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Media Preservation Initiative, a three-year grant-funded project to research, catalogue, and assess the condition of all time-based media in the Museum’s collection. Based in Brooklyn, New York, he has... Read More →
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Nicholas Carbone

Whitney Museum of American Art
Nicholas Carbone is currently the Media Preservation Specialist in film and slide works for the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Media Preservation Initiative. In addition to his work there, he also is the media archivist for video artist Mary Lucier and supports curatorial projects... Read More →
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Savannah Campbell

Whitney Museum of American Art
Savannah Campbell is currently Media Preservation Specialist, Video and Digital Media at the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of the Media Preservation Initiative project. She has previously been a Fellow in Magnetic Media Preservation at The Standby Program and has worked on... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Stage B

2:15pm PST

We Won't Move!: Describing and Digitizing CCTV, Chinatown's Public Access Television
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Chinese Cable Television (CCTV) served New York City Manhattan’s Chinatown with Cantonese-language public access programming, a vibrant and detailed record of a diaspora that wrestled with labor inequality, gentrification, and ever-evolving cross-cultural identity. Acquired by NYU Special Collections, CCTV was inaccessible for over a decade, curtained by language barriers and its massive size. But a series of fortunate events led to a multi-year digitization and description project, augmented by the efforts of Hong Kong scholar and archivist-in-training, Klavier J. Wang, Ph.D. Introduced and moderated by NYU’s Audiovisual Archivist, Kelly Haydon, this panel discussion performs the timeline of CCTV’s preservation, discoverability, and access. Wang will cover its content, historical context, and description challenges, and Benjamin Moskowitz, NYU’s Media Lab Manager, will present on the unique trials of digitizing public access media. A fifteen-minute highlight reel, subtitled in English, will round out the session.

Speakers
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Ben Moskowitz

New York University, Barbara Goldsmith Conservation Lab
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Kelly Haydon

CUNY TV
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Klavier Wang

New York University, Moving Image Archiving and Preservation


Thursday November 19, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Stage A

2:15pm PST

Screening & Discussion: Sessao ABPA
Brazilian Association of Audiovisual Preservation’s (ABPA) mission is to contribute to the development and technical, scientific and cultural improvement of professionals working in the field of preservation, promoting the work of archivists and researchers. In this sense, we promote the ABPA Session, a film program that gathers short films preserved in Brazilian archives. This action aims to give visibility to the work of audiovisual preservationists which helps to build the memory of Brazilian cinema, bringing to light films that are rarely seen and that have undergone recent processes of restoration or digitization. The sessions is also a starting point for discussions about the challenges faced by the field of audiovisual preservation in Brazil and the importance of dialogue with filmmakers and the wider audience. This program is composed by Dance Hall (Gafieira, Gerson Tavares, 1972), Home-Daycare (Creche-lar, Maria Luiza Aboim, 1978), Street Carnival – Porto Alegre (Carnaval de rua – Porto Alegre, Wilkens Filmes Ltda., c. 1950), Black Panther (Pantera negra, Jô Oliveira, 1968) and Eclipse (Antonio Moreno, 1984).

Speakers
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Débora Butruce

President, ABPA (Brazilian Association of Audiovisual Preservation
Débora Butruce is an audiovisual preservationist, researcher and cultural producer. She is devoted to audiovisual preservation since 2001 and has worked at the main institutions in Brazil, such as Cinemateca do MAM-RJ, Arquivo Nacional, Centro Técnico Audiovisual and in projects... Read More →
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Lila Foster

Institutional Relations Director, ABPA
Lila Foster is a film preservationist and curator. She is a Postdoctoral fellow in the Graduate Program in Communication at the University of Brasília with a project dedicated to the history of the Brazilian Amateur Film Festival organized between 1965 and 1970, in Rio de Janeiro... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm PST
Stage C

3:30pm PST

Small Gauge & Amateur Film Committee Meeting
Please join us for the Small Gauge and Amateur Film Committee meeting! The preliminary agenda is posted on Basecamp, and we invite committee members to fill out the survey we'll be sending out to get your feedback and input on committee priorities and projects. We look forward to meeting you, hearing about your work, and planning future projects.

Thursday November 19, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Zoom
  Committee Meeting
  • Meeting Link https://ucla.zoom.us/j/94519624171?pwd=WTladExSSUZXUEtpa0dlZ0VWQUVOZz09 Meeting ID: 945 1962 4171 Passcode: 360906

5:00pm PST

Archival Screening Night
Archival Screening Night is a showcase for AMIA members’ recent acquisitions, discoveries and preservation efforts.  The program represents the magnificent spectrum of media formats, works, and collections protected and preserved by the AMIA community.

Speakers
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Brittan Dunham

ASN Co-chair
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Genevieve Havemeyer-King

New York Public Library
Genevieve Havemeyer-King is the Media Preservation Coordinator at the New York Public Library, where she facilitates mass digitization of the Library's audiovisual research collections. She is also a projectionist and analog liquid light artist, collaborating with musicians and expanded... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Online
 
Friday, November 20
 

8:00am PST

All Levels Yoga with Teague (RYT 200 certified)
Open to both experienced yoga students and beginners curious about breath, alignment, and exploratory movement. In this slow-flowing, heat-building class will use isometrics and proper biomechanics as tools to help us feel more functionally strong, balanced and resilient. There will be a little meditation at the end. You will need: a yoga mat or something to make your floor not slippery, a yoga block (or a small stack of books). If you have injuries or physical restrictions, please contact me via by 11/18 via: teagueschneiter@gmail.com
If you can, donations ($5+) are encouraged to support key grassroots voter registration efforts in Georgia through  Georgia Fund and  to Indigenous Environmental Network (celebrating 30 years this year) who works to “build the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.”


Speakers
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Teague Schneiter

Sr. Manager of Oral History Projects, AMIA Board & Academy Foundation
Teague Schneiter is Sr. Manager of the Academy Foundation's Oral History Projects dept, an initiative that records, collects and preserves interviews with filmmakers. She has an MA in Preservation &Presentation of the Moving Image Uni. of Amsterdam. Since 2017 she has served on the... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am PST
Zoom

9:00am PST

Closing Day Welcome & Keynote: Zackary Drucker

The final morning of the conference starts with the presentation of the Alan Stark Award to Alison Reppert Gerber, followed by a Keynote from Zackary Drucker.

Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent. She is currently directing The Lady and the Dale, on the life of Liz Carmichael, one of the first public figures outed as transgender, whose promotion of a three-wheeled car was either revolutionary or a giant con. It will appear on HBO in early 2021.


Speakers
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Zackary Drucker

Producer
Zackary Drucker is an independent artist and cultural producer. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMa PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Poster: Preserving Guerilla TV: Providing Access to Top Value Television's Archives
Top Value Television (TVTV) was a group of activist-artists working with early portable video equipment from 1972 to 1977. They began with “guerrilla TV” coverage of the 1972 Democratic and Republican presidential conventions, and went on to produce McLuhan-inflected critiques of mass media. BAMPFA has digitized 450 half-inch open reel, camera-original tapes from TVTV’s political documentaries, THE WORLD’S LARGEST TV STUDIO and FOUR MORE YEARS (both 1972) and GERALD FORD’S AMERICA (1974), as well as TVTV’s paper collection. This poster discusses BAMPFA’s digitization project as a means to advocate for future preservation projects documenting alternative and underground American culture.

Speakers
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Michael Campos-Quinn

UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive


Friday November 20, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Poster: The Audio Video Known Issues Data (AVKID) Initiative
AVKID is a new initiative to gather a corpus of "known issues" found with equipment commonly used in A/V preservation efforts. The focus is on safekeeping and subsiding the loss of knowledge that technicians and professionals might have, documented informally in forums, databases, and brains across the globe.

Speakers
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Dan Hockstein

Audio Preservation Engineer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dan Hockstein is an Audio Preservation Engineer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Southern Folklife Collection, and a current Master's student in Information Science at UNC's School of Information and Library Science. His interests include inter-generational training... Read More →
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Morgan Morel

Bay Area Video Coalition
Morgan is Manager of BAVC’s Preservation Department, where he works to provide equitable access to preservation transfers of work by artists, activists, film makers and community members. In his free time he creates video art using analog and digital workflows, and is excited to... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage A

10:00am PST

Issues in Handling Racist or Colonial Works in our Collections
How can archivists respond to the recent movement for cultural institutions to reassess racist and colonial works within their collections? This session will identify a number of paths forward, and will help attendees figure out what they should do. Speakers will first contextualize the problem within the history of cinema and of archives. They will then identify and explain the implications of a wide range of possible actions: from doing nothing, to withdrawing works, to encouraging remixing, to various forms of contextualization (annotating catalog records, adding an introduction to each work, altering discovery metadata, placing warning notices on works, …). Speakers will discuss issues and present many examples. Half the session will be devoted to formal presentation, and the other half will consist of discussion. The goal is to stimulate attendees to interact and respond, then go back to their collections and think about what they might do with their problematic works.

Speakers
avatar for May Haduong

May Haduong

Academy Film Archive
May Hong Haduong has served in the film archiving world for over 15 years. She has expertise on the complexities surrounding access to moving images, including the programming, cataloging, conservation, preservation, research and use of physical and digital elements. May Hong is the... Read More →
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Ryan Lakin

New York University
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Howard Besser

New York University
Howard Besser is Professor of Cinema Studies and Founding Director of NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation masters degree program (MIAP). Besser has been involved in the early stages of many metadata projects including the Dublin Core, Technical Metadata for Digital Still... Read More →
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Jacqueline Stewart

University of Chicago/National Film Preservation Board/Southside Home Movie Project
Jacqueline Stewart is Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies and Director of Arts + Public Life at University of Chicago. She directs the South Side Home Movie Project and the Cinema 53 screening and discussion series. Beginning in January 2021, Stewart will join... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage B

10:00am PST

Reports from the Field: Beyond Latin America: Expanding NYU APEX Collaborations
The NYU Audiovisual Preservation Program (APEX) is expanding its network of shared knowledge with institutions beyond the US and Latin America, seeking to generate specific actions and doable projects. We have surveyed 37 archival institutions in Latin American to be able to match with projects taking place at the Vulnerable Media Lab and York University (Canada), the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Image, and the Latin American Digital Preservation Network (RIPDASA). Currently, we are advancing work in four areas: funding resources; webinar/training in situ; Twin Cities Archival project (following the model of Twin Cities), and circulation of collections. We would like to provide a brief summary of NYU APEX cooperation philosophy; then we will offer a summary of our findings for this expansion project, the current status of the four projects we have started and specific coordinates to make this initiative extensive to interested international partners and AMIA members.

Speakers
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Juana Suarez

NYU MIAP
Juana Suárez is the Director of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University (NYU MIAP). She is a media preservation specialist and a scholar in Latin American Cinema. She holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from Arizona State University, and... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage C

10:00am PST

Reports from the Field: Launching the American Masters Digital Archive During Quarantine
From 2014-2020, WNET completed a multi-phase project called the American Masters Digital Archive. The collection makes accessible 1000+ hours of interview materials from past episodes of American Masters, including artists like Mel Brooks, Paul Robeson, Lena Horne, and others. We are thrilled to share the results of our public launch! Completing this project involved multiple federal grants and partnerships, and finished its final steps amidst a global pandemic. Topics to be discussed: making curatorial decisions for presenting an archive with multiple audiences in mind, managing a collection ahead of public launch, maintaining a team’s workflow for finalizing and vetting metadata and video materials, and most critically, navigating the emergent needs of building a collection during a global pandemic. We’ll talk about the strategies we put in place to build an entirely remote workflow in the epicenter of the COVID-19 shutdown.

Speakers
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Joe Skinner

WNET Thirteen
Joe Skinner, American Masters' Series Media Archivist at WNET, is the producer and project manager for The American Masters Digital Archive. He is responsible for assessing the state of the archives’ collection and for managing the cataloging, digitizing, and dissemination of the... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage C

10:00am PST

Reports from the Field: Sustain & Expand: the Future of the Memory Lab Network
In spring 2017, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded DC Public Library (DCPL) a National Leadership Grant to build Memory Lab digital transfer and preservation programs in seven public libraries across the U.S. based on the DCPL Memory Lab model. Initially a two-year grant, IMLS extended funding for a total of five years for the project. While the precise timeline has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ultimate goal remains the same: to sustain and expand preservation for all across the United States of America. Attendees with all levels of experience are encouraged to attend this presentation for updates from the Memory Lab Network Project Manager Siobhan C. Hagan. She will share resources and documentation the project has generated, plans for the future, and a call for feedback from attendees to assist in meeting the project’s specific needs.

Speakers
avatar for Siobhan C. Hagan

Siobhan C. Hagan

DC Public Library
Siobhan C. Hagan holds her M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has worked in a variety of collecting organizations throughout her career, including the UCLA Library, the National Aquarium, and the Smithsonian Institute. She is... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Stage C

11:15am PST

Evaluating a Preservation Standard: A FADGI FFV1/MKV Working Group Report
In September 2019, Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) community formed a subgroup to investigate and document the feasibility of adopting FFv1 and Matroska (MKV) as a preservation format option for digitized video in federal agencies. This project was prompted by the increasing adoption of FFv1/MKV as a preservation format in recent years by cultural heritage institutions. Large scale adopters included the New York Public Library (NYPL), Indiana University Bloomington, the Walter J. Brown Media Archive at the University of Georgia, and many more. This report will discuss the activities of the subgroup, including the evaluation process and the outcome of testing, areas where further development are warranted, and the current status of the project. FADGI is committed to transparency and welcomes all comments.

Speakers
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Charles Hosale

Library of Congress
Charles Hosale is an archivist at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, where his responsibilities include preserving and providing access to audiovisual records. His interest in preservation best practices, file formats, and digital processing spurs his participation... Read More →
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Rachel Curtis

Library of Congress
Rachel Curtis is a Digital Project Specialist at the Library of Congress and serves as the Project Coordinator for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In this capacity, she manages the ingestion of preservation files and associated metadata into the Library’s archive, works... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2020 11:15am - 11:45am PST
Stage A

11:15am PST

Activating Counter-Archives: Exploring Platforms for Effective (Re)Presentation
This Incubator Session hopes to explore and discuss different approaches to activating archival moving image and time-based media using web-based platforms and digital publications. Based in the Canada-wide partnership project, Archive/Counter-Archive, we hope to generate discussions that explore various modalities of access, discoverability, and contextualization for time-based archival materials, also highlighting digital media’s potential to multiply connections between and across disparate collections.

Speakers
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Monika Kin Gagnon

Concordia University
Monika Kin Gagnon is Professor of Communication Studies at Concordia University, Montreal and researcher on Archive/Counter-Archive. She has published on cultural politics, the visual and media arts since the 1980s and curated archival media projects. These include: In Search of Expo... Read More →
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Patricio Davila

York University
Patricio Dávila is a designer, artist, researcher and educator. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, at York University. He is also core member of the Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Zoom
  Session
  • Meeting Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85397246496?pwd=bkp3bmdUK0E3Nm0yRFNoSC9VaXFsdz09 Meeting ID: 853 9724 6496 Passcode: 785615

11:15am PST

From a Distance: Video Capture Station Training for Remote Fellowships
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how and where moving image archivists work. As more institutions consider sending analog videotape equipment home with their students and employees to digitize archival material, they can use existing models for remote training and troubleshooting such as those developed through the American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship. In this session four former PBPF fellows and the PBPF Video Preservation Instructor discuss the challenges of setting up and troubleshooting a videotape capture station while working remotely and the communication tools they utilized and created in the process.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Faith Hurdle

Hannah Faith Hurdle

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Hurdle has been working as the Library E-Learning Specialist at The University of Arkansas at Little Rock since July, 2020. She graduated with a masters degree in Library and Information Studies from The University of Alabama in May 2020. While at UA, she presented at the Discerning... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Jay

Jackie Jay

Farallon Archival Consulting, LLC
Jackie Jay received her MLIS with a focus in archival studies and imagining technology as well as a graduate certificate in archival management from the University of North Texas. She previously worked at Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) as a preservation technician where she built... Read More →
avatar for Ben Steck

Ben Steck

Library of Virginia
Ben Steck is a Digital Imaging Specialist at the Library of Virginia where he is tasked with digitizing a range of static material. He has spent the past 20 years at the LVA in a few different departments getting an understanding of how important these institutions are to the community... Read More →
avatar for Evelyn Cox

Evelyn Cox

University of Oklahoma
Evelyn Cox is a doctoral student in Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma where she obtained her MLIS as well as her Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies in 2018. She obtained her undergraduate degree from UCLA and is a wife and mother of two. She is also a 2016-2018... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Stage B

11:30am PST

International Outreach Committee Meeting
Join us for the International Outreach Committee meeting. Agenda will be open for people to add and comment.  Join Zoom Meeting https://fluentcity.zoom.us/j/98559930901 Meeting ID: 985 5993 0901 Passcode: 944511 


Friday November 20, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Zoom
  Committee Meeting
  • Meeting Link Join Zoom Meeting https://fluentcity.zoom.us/j/98559930901 Meeting ID: 985 5993 0901 Passcode: 944511

11:45am PST

Hard Drive Failures and Learning Curves: Results from 12 Years of Born-Digital Film Ingest at Eye Filmmuseum
Hard drive failures and learning curves: results from 12 years of born-digital film ingest at Eye Filmmuseum A quick overview of a 3.5-year intensive ingest project (which just finished in 2020) for born-digital and digitized film material, including information on drive failure rates and recovery scenarios, and a few lessons learned, and some surprises along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Martine Bouw

Martine Bouw

Eye Filmmuseum
Martine Bouw is a documentalist and digital ingest employee at Eye Filmmuseum where she is in charge of ingesting the museum's digital assets and registering new acquisitions for the library collection, while also working in the museum’s study center. She holds a master’s degree... Read More →
avatar for Anne Gant

Anne Gant

Head of Film Conservation and Digital Access, Eye Filmmuseum
Anne is head of Film Conservation and Digital Access at Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and current head of the FIAF Technical Commission.


Friday November 20, 2020 11:45am - 12:15pm PST
Stage A

12:30pm PST

AMIA Business/Membership Meeting
Members and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend the Membership Meeting to hear the annual State of the Association report, updates, about current projects, and offer special recognition to AMIA members who have gone above and beyond in their service. The open forum provides an opportunity to raise questions not addressed elsewhere in the conference. At the end of the meeting, the 2020/2021 Board of Directors will take office as we thank departing board members Teague Schneiter and Melissa Dollman.

Friday November 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Zoom

1:00pm PST

Projection and Technical Presentation Committee Meeting
Please join us for the Projection and Technical Presentation Committee meeting! The agenda is open for people to suggest topics. This committee promotes, encourages and facilitates the highest possible technical standards in the public presentation of archival moving images and related audio.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89006734689?pwd=MEw4YjFxazdoSzdUL0g4RTdXaUlWUT09
Meeting ID: 890 0673 4689
Passcode: 447282


Speakers
avatar for Genevieve Havemeyer-King

Genevieve Havemeyer-King

New York Public Library
Genevieve Havemeyer-King is the Media Preservation Coordinator at the New York Public Library, where she facilitates mass digitization of the Library's audiovisual research collections. She is also a projectionist and analog liquid light artist, collaborating with musicians and expanded... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Zoom
  Committee Meeting
  • Meeting Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89006734689?pwd=MEw4YjFxazdoSzdUL0g4RTdXaUlWUT09 Meeting ID: 890 0673 4689 Passcode: 447282

1:30pm PST

Screening: Coded Bias
(2020 Doc) Director Shalini Kantayya illuminates our mass misconceptions about AI and emphasizes the urgent need for legislative protection. Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. As it turns out, AI is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.


Friday November 20, 2020 1:30pm - 3:30pm PST
Online

3:30pm PST

Screening: Nationtime-Gary
(1972 Doc) In March 1972, an estimated 10,000 black politicians, activists and artists congregated at the National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, with the express purpose of establishing a black political agenda. Attendees included Rev. Jesse Jackson, Dick Gregory, Coretta Scott King, Amiri Baraka, Richard Hatcher, Charles Diggs and H. Carl McCall. Also in attendance was prolific documentarian of black history,
culture and politics William Greaves. His filmed account of this historic event, narrated by Sidney Poitier with poetry recited by Harry Belafonte, was at the time thought to be too radical for television broadcast and was drastically edited.

Friday November 20, 2020 3:30pm - 5:30pm PST
TBD

5:30pm PST

Closing Night Dance Party
Whatever your time zone, come dance your cares away with other AMIA folks! Music will be an eclectic mix with some singalong faves. We may try framing our video on feet & lower legs during part of the party to get a little BREAK from the typical zoom framing. We encourage you dance like a wild person, even if that means turning your video off. There will also be an option to “pin” the video of an old friend (or new friend) so you can “dance with” someone (Billy Idol’s “Dancing with Myself” is NOT on the playlist; we are together in this). Conference appropriate dancing only, of course — aka in any AMIA space, ALWAYS abide by the Code of Conduct.

Friday November 20, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Online
 
Monday, November 23
 

12:00pm PST

Conference Committee Meeting
The AMIA Conference Committee is a Committee of the Board, responsible for developing the content of each year’s conference as well as for the planning of the annual event. In coordination with the steering committee, fellow committees, and the AMIA staff, this includes scheduling conference sessions, conference events, workshops, and vendor relations. The Conference Committee welcomes individuals who are interested in volunteering their time to participate in the conference planning process.

Speakers
avatar for Tara Kelly

Tara Kelly

Audiovisual Archivist, Rutgers
LL

Lindy Leong

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival


Monday November 23, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Zoom
  Committee Meeting
  • Meeting Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86111085756?pwd=Z1lkMjAvK0RWT2NJY3R0eUl1dWEwUT09 Meeting ID: 861 1108 5756 Passcode: AMIAat30

1:30pm PST

Continuing Education Advisory (CEA) Task Force Meeting
The CEA Task Force is charged with both short-term and longer-term goals. One of the reasons this group was formed was to recommend a strategic direction for AMIA’s online continuing education program. As part of this recommendation, the Task Force attempts to identify training/educational needs within the field, summarize existing core competencies analysis and definitions, identify strategic collaborators or partners, and consider the merits of individual certification. This recently took the form in the Quaranstream series that the task force has programmed in response to COVID-19. In the New Year we will be putting out an open call for new membership to work with us to on continuing online programming, assist with forming an International Chapter, transitioning to becoming a committee of AMIA’s Board, and assess the possibility of forming curricula and accreditation through AMIA.

https://amianet.org/committees/task-forces-and-working-groups/continuing-education-advisory-task-force/

Speakers
avatar for Brianna Toth

Brianna Toth

Preservation Archivist, Academy Film Archive
avatar for Casey Davis Kaufman

Casey Davis Kaufman

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Casey Davis Kaufman (she/her) is Associate Director of the GBH Archives and Project Manager for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In her role, Casey supports a team that includes a repository manager, web developers, outreach staff, and paid interns to undertake collections... Read More →
avatar for Teague Schneiter

Teague Schneiter

Sr. Manager of Oral History Projects, AMIA Board & Academy Foundation
Teague Schneiter is Sr. Manager of the Academy Foundation's Oral History Projects dept, an initiative that records, collects and preserves interviews with filmmakers. She has an MA in Preservation &Presentation of the Moving Image Uni. of Amsterdam. Since 2017 she has served on the... Read More →


Monday November 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Zoom
 
Wednesday, December 2
 

8:30am PST

Workshop:  From a Distance: Hands-On Introduction to Videotape Capture Station Setup: Day One
This two-day workshop is a condensed version of the videotape capture station hands-on training developed for the AAPB Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship Immersion Week. Attendees will be able to explain the concepts of signal flow and sync and identify the various equipment needed to digitize analog video. This is a great introduction for students and moving image archivists that have not previously worked hands-on with analog video. 

Typically taught as an in-person hands-on training this workshop has been adapted for remote teaching. Attendees do not need to have their own equipment at the time of the workshop, but if they do, they are welcome to set up their station along with the demonstration. This workshop is intended to develop digitization skills for those who plan to work on small digitization projects remotely and to foster a better understanding and appreciation for the work that digitization vendors do.


Speakers
avatar for Jackie Jay

Jackie Jay

Farallon Archival Consulting, LLC
Jackie Jay received her MLIS with a focus in archival studies and imagining technology as well as a graduate certificate in archival management from the University of North Texas. She previously worked at Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) as a preservation technician where she built... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 8:30am - 1:00pm PST
 
Thursday, December 3
 

8:30am PST

Workshop:  From a Distance: Hands-On Introduction to Videotape Capture Station Setup: Day Two
This two-day workshop is a condensed version of the videotape capture station hands-on training developed for the AAPB Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship Immersion Week. Attendees will be able to explain the concepts of signal flow and sync and identify the various equipment needed to digitize analog video. This is a great introduction for students and moving image archivists that have not previously worked hands-on with analog video. 

Typically taught as an in-person hands-on training this workshop has been adapted for remote teaching. Attendees do not need to have their own equipment at the time of the workshop, but if they do, they are welcome to set up their station along with the demonstration. This workshop is intended to develop digitization skills for those who plan to work on small digitization projects remotely and to foster a better understanding and appreciation for the work that digitization vendors do.


Speakers
avatar for Jackie Jay

Jackie Jay

Farallon Archival Consulting, LLC
Jackie Jay received her MLIS with a focus in archival studies and imagining technology as well as a graduate certificate in archival management from the University of North Texas. She previously worked at Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) as a preservation technician where she built... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 8:30am - 1:00pm PST
 
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